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

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Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 1998/99 - 2007/08

Number & Percentage

Offence 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 offences

520,465

499,405

496,068

531,956

524,122

615,876

638,564

599,888

607,406

571,881

-6

Miscellaneous offences

153,296

151,944

154,853

163,497

169,563

180,963

214,302

219,491

232,373

224,252

-3

Minor Assault 1

51,614

54,568

54,057

55,392

54,956

57,355

73,711

72,281

78,167

73,523

-6

Breach of the peace

71,688

71,332

70,197

72,734

74,690

77,883

89,920

89,615

93,387

90,301

-3

Drunkenness

8,358

7,620

7,789

7,764

7,279

7,534

7,234

6,984

6,664

6,702

1

Other

21,636

18,424

22,810

27,607

32,638

38,191

43,437

50,611

54,155

53,726

-1

Motor vehicle offences

367,169

347,461

341,215

368,459

354,559

434,913

424,262

380,397

375,033

347,629

-7

Dangerous and careless driving

15,751

13,247

12,019

12,183

12,680

12,036

13,062

12,956

13,601

12,964

-5

Drunk driving

10,581

10,904

10,758

11,476

11,838

11,571

11,061

11,257

11,704

10,697

-9

Speeding

119,692

123,438

113,904

126,760

117,167

199,213

210,120

167,724

162,929

137,206

-16

Unlawful use of vehicle

75,976

80,690

84,351

94,587

99,518

99,526

76,676

75,120

73,058

73,655

1

Vehicle defect offences

63,822

47,994

46,845

45,512

46,466

37,194

27,022

23,932

21,170

22,328

5

Other

81,347

71,188

73,338

77,941

66,890

75,373

86,321

89,408

92,571

90,779

-2

1See Annex Note 8.5.