Recorded crime and police activity statistics consultation: summary of responses

Summarises the responses to the consultation on the future of recorded crime and police activity statistics. It also outlines a package of changes to the production of Scotland’s recorded crime statistics.

Updates and Contact Details

There are a variety of ways users can hear about upcoming Police Activity and Recorded Crime Statistics related work. The Police Activity and Recorded Crime Statistics (PARCS) team welcome any input and suggestions from users.


Alerts to updates on Police Activity and Recorded Crime related activity (such as new publications) are circulated via ScotStat. Registered users can receive notification of new publications and related activity.

Please note that the Scottish Government moved to a new system on the 1st March 2022. While the underlying system is changing, the ScotStat branding will be retained and the new system will serve the same function. Existing ScotStat users should re-register with the new system to continue to receive updates. Further information and a signup form is available at the following link: ScotStat Register: Guidance

SG Justice Analysts Twitter

The @SGJusticeAnalys Twitter page posts updates on research and statistics on crime and justice in Scotland.

Contact the PARCS team by email

Users can get in touch with the Police Activity and Recorded Crime Statistics team to ask further questions or provide feedback on any of our publications at any time by getting in touch over email:



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