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Recorded Crime in Scotland: May 2020

Second edition of a new monthly release of Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland providing information on the number of crimes and offences recorded during May 2020.

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Recorded Crime in Scotland: May 2020
Table 4: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April to May 2019 and April to May 2020

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Table 4: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April to May 2019 and April to May 2020

Crime group April to May % Change since 2019
2019 2020
Total crimes1 42,716 37,758 -12%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 1,527 1,380 -10%
Homicide etc. 17 17 0%
Attempted murder & serious assault 724 536 -26%
Robbery 256 278 9%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 283 247 -13%
Other violence 247 302 22%
Sexual crimes 2,335 1,723 -26%
Rape & attempted rape 413 287 -31%
Sexual assault 884 485 -45%
Crimes associated with prostitution 8 4 n/r
Other sexual crimes 1,030 947 -8%
Crimes of dishonesty 18,967 15,613 -18%
Housebreaking 2,086 1,912 -8%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 263 178 -32%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 495 496 0%
Theft of a motor vehicle 843 794 -6%
Shoplifting 5,571 3,205 -42%
Other theft 7,222 5,513 -24%
Fraud 1,628 2,530 55%
Other dishonesty 859 985 15%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 8,519 6,472 -24%
Fire-raising 542 448 -17%
Vandalism etc. 7,977 6,024 -24%
Other crimes 11,368 12,570 11%
Crimes against public justice 3,191 4,303 35%
Handling offensive weapons 1,718 1,735 1%
Not used in other criminal activity 801 862 8%
Used in other criminal activity 917 873 -5%
Drugs 6,414 6,506 1%
Other 45 26 -42%

1. The total figure for recorded crime excludes the new crimes being recorded under the recently enacted coronavirus legislation. Please see the Crimes recorded under coronavirus legislation section for more information.


Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot