Figure 6: Trends in police recorded crime in England and Wales involving the use of firearms, year ending March 2003 to year ending March 2016
Source: Police recorded crime, Home Office
Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics
Firearms include: shotguns; handguns; rifles; imitation weapons such as BB guns or soft air weapons; other weapons such as CS gas or pepper spray; and stun guns; and unidentified weapons. They exclude conventional air weapons, such as air rifles.