Gun Amnesty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3311
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Gun crime, including possession of a firearm, increased by 12 per cent in London in the year to September 2015. Taking the success of the Metropolitan Police Service's recent 'Gun Amnesty' into account where 370 guns and 12,459 rounds of ammunition were taken off the street, does the Metropolitan Police Service have any plans to carry out another?

Answer

Answer for Gun Amnesty

Answer for Gun Amnesty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the MPS continued commitment to take firearms off the streets of London, a Firearm Surrender is planned for later this year and will be coordinated by the Trident & Area Crime Command.

Last year, of the 357 weapons surrendered, 222 were live firearms, 77 air weapons and 58 were imitation firearms. Therefore, this year not only will firearms be targeted but attention will also be drawn to air weapons and imitation firearms and the surrender of these will be sought as well.