Collection

Police use of firearms statistics

Statistics on police use of firearms across England and Wales.

Statistics on police use of firearms in the 43 Home Office funded police forces in England and Wales.

It covers information on the number of police firearms operations, operations involving armed response vehicles, the number of incidents in which police firearms were discharged and the number of authorised firearms officers.

This collection covers police use of firearms statistics from 2007 to 2008 onwards.

Statistics on the ‘Police use of firearms’ were prepared and published previously by Home Office policy officials.

In 2015 responsibility for the collection and publication of the statistics was transferred to Home Office statisticians who prepared and published the 2013-14 and 2014-15 releases, and will continue to publish future publications.

Documents

  1. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018
  2. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017
  3. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016
  4. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015
  5. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2014
  6. Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: year ending March 2013
  7. Statistics on police use of firearms in England and Wales 2011-2012
  8. Statistics on the police use of firearms in England and Wales 2010 to 2011
  9. Statistics on the police use of firearms in England and Wales 2007-08

Guidance

Published 9 July 2015
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2017 to March 2018'.
  2. Added 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2016 to March 2017', updated 'Police use of firearms statistics: user guide'.
  3. Added ‘Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016’ and ‘Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2015 to March 2016: data tables’, updated ‘Police use of firearms statistics: user guide’.
  4. Added 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015', 'Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: financial year ending 31 March 2015: data tables' and 'User guide to police use of firearms statistics'.
  5. First published.