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Crime and Justice Statistics

PoliceWithin the Justice Analytical Services Division, statisticians work within two policy-focused, multi-disciplinary analytical teams which include social researchers, economists and performance analysts. The teams provide statistical information and support relating to police and community safety, court affairs and offenders, prisons and matters relating to civil and international law. Further details can be found in the latest Justice Analytical Services Division Analytical Programme 2016-17.

You may browse directly our Publications or Datasets lists for specific information, or use the High Level Trends below to view a brief overview of some of our key statistics. Further information on High Level Trends can be accessed via the About Statistics section.

If you cannot find what you're looking for, please look at the the Enquiries page, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

The Statistical News Releases page includes those releases related to the Crime and Justice topic.

Statistics Topic

Featured High Level Trend

Homicide in Scotland, 2015-16

Between 2014-15 and 2015-16, the number of homicide cases recorded by the police in Scotland decreased by 8% (5 cases) from 62 to 57. This is the lowest number of recorded homicide cases for a single twelve month period since 1976, the first year for which comparable data are available.




High Level Summary of Equality Statistics

Equality trends for Crime and Justice can be accessed at the Evidence Finder Equality Grid in the Crime and Justice section.

A full set of data extracts for each equality strand are available for:

Age | Disability | Ethnicity
Gender | Religion | Sexual Orientation


Crime and Justice statistics in more detail

Recent statistical publications on Crime and Justice, including background information, and other selected sources.

Background data and associated tables are available in Excel format for selected statistics.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for Crime and Justice statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.