Figures published by the Home Office today show how many times firearms have been used by officers from North Wales Police.
The number of police operations in north Wales which were authorised to use firearms in 2013 fell by almost 40% from 186 in 2012 to 113 in 2013.
The number of incidents across the whole of England and Wales where a conventional firearm was discharged by the police in 2013 was 3 (three) down from 5 the previous year.
The number of authorised firearms officers (AFO’s) in North Wales Police force in 2013 was 72 – 8 less than 2012.
The number of incidents requiring armed response vehicles to attend fell by nearly 42% in 2013, from 166 in 2013 to 97 last year.
The above data first appeared on Deeside.com , and was graphed up by the Digital.Deeside team who have kindly let us reproduce the article.