Official Statistics

Police use of firearms statistics, England and Wales: April 2018 to March 2019

Statistics on police use of firearms in England and Wales in the financial year ending March 2019.



Covers data on the number of police firearms operations, operations involving armed response vehicles, the number of incidents in which police firearms were discharged at person(s) and the number of armed officers.

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The Home Office statistician responsible for the figures in this release is Amy Baxter, Interim Head of Profession for Statistics.

Published 25 July 2019