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Weapons Used in Violent Incidents

Percentages of use of weapons in violent incidents in 2006/07

All violence Domestic Mugging Stranger Acquaintance Wounding Robbery Assault with minor injury Assault with no injury
Weapons used 24 13 29 25 26 22 35 10 31
No weapon used 74 87 67 72 74 76 63 89 68
Not known (not able to say anything about offender/no contract) 1 0 3 3 0 2 2 1 1
Knife 7 5 16 5 7 7 20 2 7
Hitting implement1 6 2 4 5 10 6 4 3 8
Glass/bottle 5 2 2 7 4 5 3 3 6
Stabbing implement 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Firearm 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 2
Stones 2 0 0 2 2 1 1 1 3
Syringe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 4 5 3 5 3 4 3 2 5
1. Includes sticks, clubs, and other hitting implements.
Source: UK Statistics Authority, Web: www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
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