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Statistical Bulletin Crime and Justice Series: Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2007/08

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Table 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 1998/99 - 2007/08

Number & Percentage

Crime group

1998/99

1999/2000

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

% change 06/07 - 07/08

Total crimes

434,096

435,481

418,494

426,188

418,281

414,214

438,121

417,785

419,257

385,509

-8

Non-sexual crimes of violence

14,693

15,831

14,812

15,653

16,074

15,187

14,728

13,726

14,099

12,874

-9

Serious assault etc 1

6,716

7,326

6,892

7,546

7,593

7,514

7,768

7,151

7,504

6,853

-9

Robbery

5,027

4,931

4,293

4,592

4,636

4,161

3,736

3,553

3,578

3,064

-14

Other

2,950

3,574

3,627

3,515

3,845

3,512

3,224

3,022

3,017

2,957

-2

Crimes of indecency

7,071

5,882

5,727

5,994

6,623

6,786

7,324

6,558

6,726

6,552

-3

Rape & Attempted Rape

797

755

690

788

924

1,037

1,109

1,161

1,123

1,053

-6

Indecent Assault

1,348

1,139

1,034

1,249

1,354

1,436

1,497

1,508

1,664

1,666

0

Lewd and indecent behaviour

2,871

2,319

2,356

2,404

2,770

2,593

2,786

2,651

2,555

2,567

0

Other

2,055

1,669

1,647

1,553

1,575

1,720

1,932

1,238

1,384

1,266

-9

Crimes of dishonesty

276,974

275,557

253,295

242,878

224,785

211,004

210,365

187,798

183,760

166,718

-9

Housebreaking 2

55,784

52,863

47,729

45,515

40,586

36,432

34,959

31,319

30,580

25,443

-17

Theft by opening a lockfast place ( OLP)

12,109

11,553

10,606

8,200

7,766

7,405

7,849

8,263

7,422

6,378

-14

Theft from a motor vehicle by ( OLP)

39,476

38,003

32,001

32,659

30,361

26,839

20,403

16,453

16,060

15,217

-5

Theft of a motor vehicle

29,290

28,881

25,555

23,146

20,881

17,604

15,633

14,041

15,000

12,105

-19

Shoplifting

30,766

32,144

32,264

31,570

28,299

27,948

28,534

28,247

28,750

29,186

2

Other theft

80,107

81,222

76,649

75,951

73,214

72,488

77,586

72,128

70,241

64,645

-8

Fraud

18,368

20,620

20,043

17,395

15,828

15,277

18,307

11,074

9,332

8,409

-10

Other

11,074

10,271

8,448

8,442

7,850

7,011

7,094

6,273

6,375

5,335

-16

Fire-raising, vandalism etc

77,624

81,197

85,781

94,944

97,598

103,732

128,566

127,889

129,734

118,025

-9

Fire-raising

2,470

2,269

2,403

2,910

3,767

4,163

4,698

4,856

4,976

4,635

-7

Vandalism etc

75,154

78,928

83,378

92,034

93,831

99,569

123,868

123,033

124,758

113,390

-9

Other crimes

57,734

57,014

58,879

66,719

73,201

77,505

77,138

81,814

84,938

81,340

-4

Crimes against public justice

17,701

18,439

18,637

20,820

22,744

25,755

25,615

27,668

32,052

31,353

-2

Handling an offensive weapon

7,102

8,084

8,070

9,039

9,362

9,278

9,545

9,628

10,110

8,989

-11

Drugs

32,819

30,374

32,081

36,750

40,938

42,275

41,823

44,247

42,422

40,746

-4

Other

112

117

91

110

157

197

155

271

354

252

-29

1Includes murder, attempted murder, culpable homicide and serious assault. See Annex Note 8.5.
2Includes dwellings, non-dwellings and other premises