Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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In July 2015 the method of categorising incidents changed to allow more specific analysis. Please click here to download information about how the old data was re-categorised.

Southern Daily Echo


Armed police officers were deployed after two men allegedly threatened a member of the public with a firearm at an unauthorised encampment in Southampton, Hampshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Newark Advertiser


No suspect located after armed police officers responded to a report of a man carrying a shotgun in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Worcester News


Police officers recovered cash, a zombie knife and an imitation firearm during a search at a property in Worcester, Worcestershire. Click on media link to read full report.



It has emerged that, in September last year, police officers recovered a previously-stolen sawn-off shotgun, a single-barrelled shotgun and ammunition at properties in Plymouth, Devon. Four men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of offences including possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. It has now been confirmed that no charges will be brought against them.

Western Telegraph


An autopsy on a cat found dead in Newport, South Wales revealed that it had been shot with an airgun. A second cat was put to sleep after being shot in the leg in Fishguard and a third cat, shot nearby with an airgun, is recovering after a pellet lodged close to her spine.

Northampton Chronicle


After he reportedly fired a pellet gun at vehicles in Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, a man was charged with multiple criminal damage offences. Click on media link to read full report.

Wirral Globe


A teenage male has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm following a shooting in Birkenhead, Wirral, during which a teenage boy suffered a leg injury. Click on media link to read full report.

Grantham Journal


Armed police officers were deployed following reports of a firearm at an address in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Click on media link to read full report.

Whitchurch Herald


Following a disturbance in Whitchurch, Shropshire, a man was arrested on suspicion of firearms charges, causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. Click on media link to read full report.



Police are investigating a report of a gun being fired outside a pub in Tunstall, Staffordshire. Click on media link to read full report.

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About this information

This information is provided by the Infer Trust. It is compiled from media reports of incidents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has different gun legislation. We know the information is incomplete, though we believe nearly all of the most serious crimes are included.