Added by Freedom of Information Team on 03 May 2016 at 11:11
How many firearms have been seized by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the past 12 months?
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In order to answer your question, we have included seizures of both shotguns (that discharge shot) and rifled barrelled weapons (that discharge bullets).
There are a number of reasons for seizures of guns including those used in crime, or those recovered which may or may not have been used in crime. For example:
Between April 2015 and April 2016 Avon and Somerset Constabulary have seized 223 shotguns and 94 rifled barrelled weapons. The majority would have been seized from a licenced source for a genuine reason.
FOI Reference: 501/16