Firearms were involved in 33 offences in the north-east in just one year, according to new statistics.
In the figures from the Scottish Government, Aberdeen saw 18 such offences during 2017-18, with police in Aberdeenshire dealing with 15.
The figure for the Granite City is the second highest in Scotland for firearms, when air rifles are discounted, behind Glasgow with 20 offences.
Firearms licensing inspector for North East Division Grant McCutcheon said: “The north-east has the second highest number of firearms licence holders in Scotland after the Highlands and Islands.
“This is due to a number of factors which includes large rural areas with sporting estates and farms.