Written statement to Parliament

Police use of firearms statistics for England and Wales 2010 to 2011

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Latest figures on police firearms use from 1 April 2010 to March 2011 in England and Wales.

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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