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10% in UK 'affected by gun crime'
19/06/06
One in 10 Britons have been affected by gun crime or know someone else who has been in the past five years, a survey shows.

In a poll for the Control Arms Campaign, 11% said either they, relatives or acquaintances had personally experienced Britain's firearms problem.

The figure was 14% for men compared with just 8% of women.

The highest figures were in the London and North regions (both 16%), with 10% reporting experiences in the Midlands, 7% in the South and just 4% in Scotland.

Earlier this year Home Office figures showed the use of weapons in all types of violent crime was increasing.

Weapons including knives, clubs, firearms, stones and glasses or bottles were used in 24% of violent incidents in 2004-05, compared with 21% the previous year.

There were 10,878 firearms offences recorded by police last year, a slight dip from 11,191 in the previous 12 months.

The campaign, run by Oxfam, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms, also revealed that 81% of Britons feared guns coming in from overseas and ending up on British streets.

Almost one in six people in the UK have seen a gun that they understood to be illegal, it found. And nearly 40% said they lived in fear of becoming a victim of armed violence - including a figure of 52% in London.

The survey showed 86% of people wanted stricter international controls on weapons exports.
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