Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (September 2022)

Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (September 2022)

Date Published: 
September 2022

In keeping with the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2016-2018, and as Administrator of the Arms Act 1983, Police is releasing its responses to some recent Official Information Act requests, where it is considered they contain data and information that has wider public interest.

For more information, go to Firearms and safety.


Date of request

Information requested

IR-01-22-21867 (PDF 412KB) 25 July 2022

How many police officers had been shot, shot at, presented with a gun, and/or found a gun on duty.

How many times have police officers: shot an offender, fired at an offender, fired a gun, presented a gun, and/or armed themselves during a job.

Could I please get the data, updated to include 2020, 2021, and the first six months of 2022?

IR-01-22-20016 (PDF 638KB) 10 July 2022
I would like to request copies of all statistics showing the number and types of firearms being used in crimes, the number of firearm related offences being committed and the number of firearms being seized by police over the last six years - preferably broken down by month.

IR-01-22-21869 (PDF 538KB)

30 June 2022

Could Police please provide updated gun crime data, including rates of gun crime, previously sent to me.

The data includes:

  • Occurrences with firearms-related offences
  • Occurrences with firearms-related offences per 100,000 estimated residents
  • Occurrences with firearms-related offences where an injury was recorded
  • Occurrences with firearms-related offences and murder or manslaughter with a firearm
  • The data should be broken down monthly, and by police district.