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Firearms Offences - 680/20

Date Responded 07 May 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1) For each of the last two financial years (18/19) and (19/20) please state how many juveniles (children aged UNDER 18) you arrested on suspicion of having committed a firearms offence.

2) For the (19/20) year please provide the number of arrests for each individual age from 10 to 17 inclusive.

By "firearms offences" I mean the following crimes with their Home Office coding:

10A Possession of firearms with intent,

10B Possession of firearms offences,

81.3 Other firearms offences

115 Firearms Act offences

81.1 and 81.2 Firearms Offences

 

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1.
Period        Count
2018/2019   10
2019/2020    8

2.
Age   Count
10      0
11      0
12      0
13      0
14      2
15      0
16      2
17      4

The offence categories as given above in your submission do have some amount of overlap. As such, in order to provide total clarity, the above counts pertain to the following:

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

HO Code Offence Code Offence Description
10A 008/03 Setting spring guns etc to injure trespassers
10A 008/13 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group I) at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in Schedule 1 of the Act
10A 008/14 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group II) at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in Schedule 1 of the Act
10A 008/15 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group III) at time of committing or being arrested for an offence specified in schedule 1 of the Act
10A 008/16 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group I) with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest
10A 008/17 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group II) with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest
10A 008/18 Possessing firearm or imitation firearm (Group III) with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist arrest
10A 008/23 Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm (Group l) with intent to cause fear of violence
10A 008/24 Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm (Group II) with intent to cause fear of violence
10A 008/25 Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm (Group III) with intent to cause fear of violence
10A 008/54 Using someone to mind a weapon - firearm
10B 081/03 Possessing etc firearm or ammunition without firearm certificate (Group I)
10B 081/04 Possessing etc shot gun without certificate (Group II)
10B 081/17 Possessing or distributing prohibited weapons or ammunition
10B 081/26 Carrying loaded or unloaded firearm and ammunition (Group I) in public place etc. [any other firearm (not imitation firearm or an air weapon or loaded shotgun) [whether loaded or not] together with ammunition suitable for use in that firearm]
10B 081/27 Carrying loaded or unloaded firearm (Group II) in public place etc. [loaded shot gun (not imitation firearm or an air weapon)]
10B 081/29 Trespassing with firearm or imitation firearm (Group I) in a building
10B 081/30 Trespassing with firearm or imitation firearm (Group II) in a building
10B 081/35 Possession of firearms (Group I) by persons previously convicted of crime
10B 081/36 Possession of firearms (Group II) by persons previously convicted of crime
10B 081/37 Possession of firearms (Group III) by persons previously convicted of crime
10B 081/70 Possessing or distributing prohibited weapons designed for discharge of noxious liquid etc.
10B 081/71 Possessing or distributing firearm disguised as other object
10B 081/72 Possessing or distributing other prohibited weapons
10B 081/77 Carrying a loaded or unloaded or imitation firearm or air weapon in public place.
10B 081/85 Manufacture weapon/ammunition specified in Section 5(1) of the Firearms Act 1968
10B 081/86 Sell/transfer prohibited weapon/ammunition
10B 081/87 Possess prohibited weapon/ammunition for sale/transfer
10B 081/88 Purchase/acquire prohibited weapon/ammunition for sale/transfer
81 081/38 Supplying firearms (Group I) to person denied them under section 21
81 081/39 Supplying firearms (Group II) to person denied them under Section 21
81 081/10 Selling firearm(s) to person without certificate (Group II)
81 081/11 Repairing, testing etc firearm without certificate (Group I)
81 081/12 Repairing, testing etc firearm without certificate (Group II)
81 081/13 Falsifying certificate etc with a view to acquiring firearm (Group I)
81 081/14 Falsifying certificate etc with a view to acquiring firearm (Group II)
81 081/15 Shortening shot gun or other smooth bore gun
81 081/16 Conversion of firearms
Non Crime 115/04 Non-compliance with condition of firearm certificate
Non Crime 115/06 Non-compliance with condition of shotgun certificate
Non Crime 115/18 Failure of an individual to comply with any condition of an authority vested in him
Non Crime 115/19 Non-compliance to surrender an authority
Non Crime 115/20 Restricting removal of firearms
Non Crime 115/21 Making false statement to obtain permit
Non Crime 115/22 False statement to obtain permit
Non Crime 115/25 Making false statement to obtain permit for removal of signalling apparatus
Non Crime 115/28 Carrying a loaded or unloaded or imitation firearm (Group III) or air weapon in public place
Non Crime 115/31 Trespassing with firearm (Group III) in a building
Non Crime 115/32 Trespassing with firearm (Group I) on land
Non Crime 115/33 Trespassing with firearm (Group II) on land
Non Crime 115/34 Trespassing with firearm (Group III) on land
Non Crime 115/41 Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition (Group I)
Non Crime 115/42 Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition (Group II)
Non Crime 115/43 Person under 17 purchasing or hiring firearm or ammunition (Group III)
Non Crime 115/44 Person under 14 having firearm or ammunition (Group I) in his possession
Non Crime 115/45 Person under 15 having with him a shot gun (Group II) without adult supervision
Non Crime 115/46 Person under 17 having with him an air weapon or ammunition (Group III)
Non Crime 115/47 Person under 17 having with him an air weapon (Group III) in a public place
Non Crime 115/48 Person under 17 making improper use of air weapon (Group III) when under supervision
Non Crime 115/49 Person supervising permitting improper use of air weapon (Group III) by person under 17
Non Crime 115/50 Selling or letting on hire a firearm or ammunition (Group I) to person under 17
Non Crime 115/51 Selling or letting on hire a firearm (Group II) or ammunition to person under 17
Non Crime 115/52 Selling or letting on hire a firearm (Group III) or ammunition to person under 17
Non Crime 115/53 Making a gift or lending any firearm or ammunition to person under 14
Non Crime 115/54 Making gift of shotgun to person under 15
Non Crime 115/55 Supplying air weapon to person under 17
Non Crime 115/56 Supplying firearm (Group I) to person drunk or insane
Non Crime 115/57 Supplying firearm (Group II) to person drunk or insane
Non Crime 115/58 Supplying firearm (Group III) to person drunk or insane
Non Crime 115/59 Making false statement to obtain grant or renewal of firearm certificate (Group I)
Non Crime 115/60 Making false statement to obtain grant or renewal of shot gun certificate (Group II)
Non Crime 115/61 Making false statement to procure variation of a firearm certificate (Group I)
Non Crime 115/62 Failing to surrender firearm certificate or firearm or ammunition on revocation of certificate
Non Crime 115/63 Failing to surrender shotgun certificate or shotgun or ammunition on revocation of certificate Group II)
Non Crime 115/64 Failure to surrender certificate on removal of dealer's name from register
Non Crime 115/65 Making false statement to secure registration of a place of business
Non Crime 115/66 Registered dealer failing to have place of business entered in register
Non Crime 115/67 Non-compliance with condition of registration
Non Crime 115/68 Non-compliance by dealer as to register of transactions-false entry
Non Crime 115/69 Obstructing constable or civilian in exercise of search powers
Non Crime 115/70 Failure to surrender firearm (Group I) or ammunition on demand by constable
Non Crime 115/71 Failure to surrender firearm (Group II) or ammunition on demand by constable
Non Crime 115/72 Failure to surrender firearm (Group III) or ammunition on demand by constable
Non Crime 115/73 Failure to comply with requirements of a constable to declare name and address (Group I)
Non Crime 115/74 Failure to comply with requirements of a constable to declare name and address (Group II)
Non Crime 115/75 Failure to give constable facilities for examination of firearms in transit (Group I)
Non Crime 115/76 Failure to surrender firearm certificate (Group I)
Non Crime 115/77 Failure to surrender shotgun certificate (Group II)
Non Crime 115/78 Transfers of shotguns (Group II)
Non Crime 115/79 Restriction on sale of ammunition for smooth-bore guns (Group II)
Non Crime 115/80 Auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman failing to keep firearms and ammunition safe or failing to report loss or theft (Group I)
Non Crime 115/81 Auctioneer, carrier or warehouseman failing to keep firearms and ammunition safe or failing to report loss or theft (Group II)
Non Crime 115/82 Making false statement to obtain a visitor's permit (Group I)
Non Crime 115/83 Failing to comply with conditions on a visitor's permit (Group I)
Non Crime 115/84 Making false statement to obtain a visitor's permit (Group II)
Non Crime 115/85 Failing to comply with conditions on a visitor's permit (Group II)
Non Crime 115/86 Firearms dealer failing to inform police of sale of firearms for export (Group I)
Non Crime 115/87 Firearms dealer failing to inform police of sale of firearms for export (Group II)
Non Crime 115/88 Failing to report a transaction authorised by a visitor's shotgun permit (Group II)
Non Crime 115/90 Obstructing a constable entering or inspecting an approved rifle/ pistol club
Non Crime 115/91 Making a false statement to obtain, or not complying with, museum licence
Non Crime 115/92 Making false statement to obtain permit to auction firearms etc
Non Crime 115/93 Making false statement to obtain permit to auction firearms etc
Non Crime 115/94 Failure to transfer shotgun in person (Group II)
Non Crime 115/95 Failure to give notice in writing to the Chief Officer of Police of transfers involving shotguns (Group II)
Non Crime 115/96 Failure by certificate holder to give written notice to the Chief Officer of Police of deactivation, destruction or loss of shotgun (Group II)
Non Crime 115/97 Failure by certificate holder to notify in writing to the Chief Officer of Police of events taking place outside Great Britain involving shotguns (sold or otherwise disposed of, lost etc.) (Group II)
Non Crime 115/98 Failing to comply with instruction in shotgun certificate upon transfer to person other than registered dealer

Note that not all of the above are notifiable crimes.

 

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