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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 1718 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 October 2023 by Hon Peter Collier

Question Directed to the: Minister for Emergency Services representing the Minister for Police
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

I refer the Minister to question on notice 878 answered on Tuesday 11, October 2022, and I ask:
(a) will the Minister provide updated figures for questions (1) and (2) for 2022 and 2023 to date; and
(b) if no to (a), why not?

Answered on 28 November 2023

The Western Australia Police Force advise:

(a)        (1) The WA Police Force can provide the number of firearms stolen, from residential homes in 2022 and 2023 to date, however cannot identify the registration status

Table 1.

Number of firearms reported stolen from residential homes in calendar years 2022 and 2023 Year To Date*.

Year

2022

2023 YTD*

Number of Stolen Firearms

163

128

*2023 YTD is between 01 January 2023 and 01 November 2023 inclusive.

 (2)  
Table 2.

Number of incidents where one or more firearms were reported stolen from a residential home in calendar years 2022 and 2023 YTD*, by number of firearms stolen per incident.

Number of Firearms
Stolen per Incident

Year

2022

2023 YTD*

1

30

30

2 or more

36

31

2

12

14

3

10

7

4

3

4

5

4

3

6

4

3

7

2

-

8

-

-

9

1

-

Total

                           66

61

  *2023 YTD is between 01 January 2023 and 01 November 2023 inclusive.