Teens and guns: the shocking truth

New figures reveal that half of all firearm incidents in Manchester, a city where two-and-a-half firearm offences occur on average each day, are committed by men aged between 15 and 20.

In London, shootings are running at almost one a day; fatal shootings at more than two a month. Between April 2005 and last March, officers from Operation Trident and Operation Trafalgar, which targets gun crime in other communities, investigated 343 shootings compared to 246 for the same period 12 months earlier, an increase of more than a third.

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