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Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2015-16

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland.

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Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Number & Percentage
Crime category 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 % change 14-15 to 15-16
Possession of an offensive weapon 6,189 5,398 4,892 3,839 3,248 2,820 1,863 1,728 1,380 1,149 -17
Restriction of an offensive weapon 1 3 8 9 20 19 17 6 17 11 -35
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 3,920 3,588 4,080 3,194 3,015 2,792 2,135 2,061 1,892 1,951 3
Total Handling an offensive weapon 10,110 8,989 8,980 7,042 6,283 5,631 4,015 3,795 3,289 3,111 -5

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.

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