Sgian Dubh and other knife related offences: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/01598
Date received: 11 July 2017
Date responded: 31 July 2017

Information requested

Q1) Has there been any knife-related offences over that period where the weapon involved was a Sgian Dubh?

Q2) The number of incidents per year involving a Sgian Dubh, and specifically, what years.

And also, for contextualising the above numbers:

Q3) The total number of knife-related offences per year over the same timeframe (since 2000).


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. We do not hold information on incidents involving Sgian Dubh.

Answer to your question on the total number of knife-related offences is provided in the attached excel table.

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foi-17-01598 Knife offences - information.xlsx


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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