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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 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, May 2019 and May 2020

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Table 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, May 2019 and May 2020

Crime group May % Change since
May 2019
2019 2020
Total crimes1 21,722 20,587 -5%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 787 744 -5%
Homicide etc. 12 8 -33%
Attempted murder & serious assault 363 310 -15%
Robbery 120 139 16%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 157 138 -12%
Other violence 135 149 10%
Sexual crimes 1,280 942 -26%
Rape & attempted rape 229 153 -33%
Sexual assault 478 265 -45%
Crimes associated with prostitution 4 2 n/r
Other sexual crimes 569 522 -8%
Crimes of dishonesty 9,508 8,436 -11%
Housebreaking 1,041 947 -9%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 125 95 -24%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 231 231 0%
Theft of a motor vehicle 436 397 -9%
Shoplifting 2,745 1,788 -35%
Other theft 3,672 2,998 -18%
Fraud 837 1,441 72%
Other dishonesty 421 539 28%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 4,286 3,324 -22%
Fire-raising 299 237 -21%
Vandalism etc. 3,987 3,087 -23%
Other crimes 5,861 7,141 22%
Crimes against public justice 1,610 2,445 52%
Handling offensive weapons 853 898 5%
Not used in other criminal activity 392 414 6%
Used in other criminal activity 461 484 5%
Drugs 3,373 3,788 12%
Other 25 10 -60%

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.


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