This written ministerial statement on statistics on police use of firearms in England and Wales 2010-11 was laid on 12 July 2012 in the House of Commons by Nick Herbert.
The Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Nick Herbert):
The latest figures from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 show that:
- the number of police operations in which firearms were authorised was 17,209 - a decrease of 1,347 (7%) on the previous year
- the number of Authorised Firearms Officers (AFO’s) was 6,653 - a decrease of 326 (5%) officers overall on the previous year
- the number of operations involving armed response vehicles was 13,346 - a decrease of 743 (6%) on the previous year
- the Police discharged a conventional firearm in 3 incidents (down from 6 incidents in 2009-10)
Full details are set out in tables in the document available to download below.
Date: Thu Jul 12 11:43:42 BST 2012
Tables relating to the statistics on police use of firearms in England and Wales 2010-11.
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