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Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2019/20

Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland in 2019/20.

Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2019/20
Table 2: Crimes and offences recorded by the police8 as part of incidents of domestic abuse (where a crime or offence has been included), Scotland, 2019-20

Table 2: Crimes and offences recorded by the police8 as part of incidents of domestic abuse (where a crime or offence has been included), Scotland, 2019-20

  2019-20
Crimes and offences Number Percentage
Non-sexual crimes of violence 2,108 6%
Homicide 7 0%
Attempted murder and serious assault 427 1%
Robbery 96 0%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 1,461 4%
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 117 0%
Sexual offences 1,169 3%
Rape and attempted rape 400 1%
Sexual assault 294 1%
Crimes associated with prostitution 2 0%
Other sexual offences 473 1%
Dishonesty 1,254 4%
Housebreaking 89 0%
Theft by opening lockfast places 20 0%
Theft from motor vehicle 144 0%
Theft of motor vehicle 1 0%
Other theft 832 2%
Fraud 167 0%
Other dishonesty 1 0%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 2,417 7%
Fire raising 27 0%
Vandalism, etc. 2,390 7%
Other crimes 4,401 13%
Crimes against public justice 4,156 12%
Handling offensive weapons 209 1%
Drugs 30 0%
Other crime 6 0%
Miscellaneous offences2 22,284 66%
Common assault 11,606 34%
Breach of the peace etc.3 8,758 26%
Threatening and abusive behaviour 8,071 24%
Stalking 590 2%
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 2 0%
Other miscellaneous offences 1,918 6%
Motor vehicles offences 75 0%
Total 33,708 100%

Please see Notes for tables at end of this chapter.


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