Monday, November 27, 2017

So Glad British Gun Control is Working

Offences involving firearms
 Offences involving firearms7 increased by 27% (to 6,696) in year ending June 2017 compared with the previous year (5,269 offences). This was driven largely by a 25% increase in offences involving handguns (up to 2,791 from 2,224) and partly by an 18% increase in offences involving imitation weapons such as BB guns8 (up to 1,721 from 1,457), a 53% increase in offences involving shotguns (up to 652 from 427) and a 47% increase in offences involving unidentified firearms (up to 933 from 635). The latest rise continues an upward trend seen in firearms offences in the last few years, however, offences are still 31% below a decade ago (in the year ending March 2007; Figure 11).
Over the last year, over two-thirds (32 of the 439) of police forces recorded a rise in offences involving firearms. The force that showed the largest volume increase was the Metropolitan Police (accounting for almost 50% of the increase in England and Wales).


  1. Over the last year, over two-thirds(32 of the 439)..... 32/349 = 2/3 yup, I engineereded it.

  2. Yes, well, when you make almost all interactions with firearms (outside of expressly permitted activities by highly vetted individuals) illegal, you're bound to have more "gun crime".

    It's kind of like how Prohibition led to increased alcohol-related crimes.

  3. I don't understand why they have ANY handgun offenses, much less thousands of them. Private ownership of ALL handguns has been prohibited for a generation.