Thursday, June 11, 2009

UK Police Use of Firearms More than Doubled

According to Home Office data, reported by the BBC, British police officers fired their weapons in the line of duty 7 times last year, up significantly from 3 times the year before.

The article went on to say that British scientists have developed a portable scanner to detect hidden firearms and were hoping to perfect it to detect hidden knives as well. The user will be able to stand at a safe distance and determine if a suspect is armed or not.

2 comments:

  1. Love to see the stats of American police officers. However they do happen to deal with a lot more criminals with guns.

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  2. 30,000 people per year die of gunshot wounds in USA.

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