Only two shots were fired by Norwegian police throughout the whole of last year, with neither of them killing or wounding anyone, revealed recent statistics.
The Police Threat or Use of Firearms 2002-2014 figures showed that the number was slightly down from the previous year, when just two gunshots were fired by police, and two people were injured.
Police in the Scandinavian country also only brandished their firearms just 42 times last year, marking the lowest number since 2002. It is extremely rare for Norway’s police to draw their guns, with comparisons to 2005 and 2010 showing that they only did so on 75 occasions each year.
Meanwhile, in the 12-year period, the statistics showed that only two people had been killed as a result of a policeman’s shot – in 2005 and 2006. And in 2011, when Anders Breivik killed 77 people back-to-back attacks in Oslo and Utoya, just one shot was fired by police.