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Recorded crime in Scotland: 2016-2017

Published: 26 Sep 2017

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

Recorded crime in Scotland: 2016-2017
Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2007-08 to 2016-17

Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2007-08 to 2016-17

Number & Percentage
Crime category 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 % change 15-16 to 16-17
Possession of an offensive weapon 5,398 4,892 3,839 3,248 2,820 1,863 1,728 1,380 1,149 1,156 1
Restriction of an offensive weapon 3 8 9 20 19 17 6 17 11 23 109
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 3,588 4,080 3,194 3,015 2,792 2,135 2,061 1,892 1,951 2,092 7
Total Handling offensive weapons 8,989 8,980 7,042 6,283 5,631 4,015 3,795 3,289 3,111 3,271 5

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.


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