Publication - Statistics

Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018

Published: 25 Sep 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781787812376

This bulletin presents statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, disaggregated by crime/offence group and by local authority.

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Contents
Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 7: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-182

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Table 7: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-182

  Number & Percentage
Offence group 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 % change 16-17 to 17-18
Total offences10           501,281 379,498 339,193 288,691 264,027 -9
Miscellaneous offences7 228,854 232,846 211,655 210,135 203,063 207,190 183,513 168,896 150,523 137,012 -9
  Common assault4 74,130 72,212 70,786 69,253 60,955 60,357 58,178 58,596 57,861 58,335 1
  Breach of the peace etc.8 93,327 87,403 70,468 71,451 70,301 71,288 63,205 62,233 58,235 53,187 -9
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct7 31,307 39,545 37,451 37,458 39,238 43,043 35,524 24,639 15,796 8,635 -45
  Urinating etc. 10,717 14,186 13,620 13,602 15,420 15,361 11,216 7,700 4,505 3,044 -32
  Other7 19,373 19,500 19,330 18,371 17,149 17,141 15,390 15,728 14,126 13,811 -2
Motor vehicle offences10           294,091 195,985 170,297 138,168 127,015 -8
  Dangerous and careless driving 11,519 11,073 9,839 9,853 10,530 11,524 10,773 12,057 11,693 10,722 -8
  Driving under the influence 9,800 8,504 7,563 7,445 6,433 6,079 5,218 5,458 5,917 5,863 -1
  Speeding10           82,382 60,926 54,419 34,371 29,223 -15
  Unlawful use of vehicle10           57,779 40,855 41,470 45,978 43,871 -5
  Vehicle defect offences10           20,923 15,593 13,070 8,385 7,049 -16
  Seat belt offences7 26,225 29,324 29,171 31,505 33,047 37,880 15,619 8,059 4,502 3,134 -30
  Mobile phone offences7 23,957 26,146 27,736 29,110 30,875 35,764 17,978 10,085 6,709 3,173 -53
  Other10           41,760 29,023 25,679 20,613 23,980 16

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.