This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons on 9 June 2011 by the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Nick Herbert), and in the House of Lords by Baroness Browning.
The latest figures from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 show that:
- The number of police operations in which firearms were authorised was 18,556 - a decrease of 1,395 (7%) on the previous year
- The number of Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO’s) was 6,979 - an increase of 111 (1.6%) officers overall on the previous year
- The number of operations involving armed response vehicles was 14,089 - a decrease of 2,475 (15%) on the previous year
- The Police discharged a conventional firearm in 6 incidents (up from 5 incidents in 2008-09)
Full details are set out in the tables to download below.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Date: Thu Jun 09 12:42:03 BST 2011
Tables: statistics on police use of firearms in England and Wales 2009-10
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