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Policing - Types of Crime Recorded by the Police

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Types of Crime

Non-sexual crimes of violence and Sexual crimes account for only 3% and 5% respectively of all crimes recorded. Crimes of dishonesty, which include Housebreaking and Shoplifting, account for just under half of the overall total. Fire-raising, Vandalism etc. account for 22% of all crimes, and Other crimes, which includes Handling of offensive weapons, Drug crimes and Breaches of bail conditions, account for 23% of all crimes.

Types of crime in Scotland

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Source: Justice Analytical Services

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