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.

Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 8: Crimes and offences recorded in Scotland per 10,000 population11, 2008-09 to 2017-182

Table 8: Crimes and offences recorded in Scotland per 10,000 population11, 2008-09 to 2017-182

Percentage
Crime / Offence group 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total crimes 725 646 614 593 514 508 479 458 442 451
Non-sexual crimes of violence 24 21 22 18 14 13 12 13 13 13
Homicide etc.3 (incl. causing death by driving) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempted murder & serious assault4 12 11 10 9 7 6 6 7 8 8
Robbery 6 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 3 3
Other violence 6 6 6 5 4 3 3 2 3 3
Sexual crimes5 12 12 13 14 14 16 18 19 21 23
Rape & attempted rape 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 4
Sexual assault 6 7 6 5 6 6 7 7 8 9
Crimes associated with prostitution 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
Other sexual crimes 3 3 3 5 5 5 7 8 9 10
Crimes of dishonesty 323 293 296 291 256 258 237 216 209 211
Housebreaking6 49 45 48 46 40 42 39 33 30 28
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 13 10 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 4
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 26 19 18 17 12 12 11 9 7 7
Theft of a motor vehicle 22 18 17 13 11 11 10 9 10 9
Shoplifting 62 58 56 56 50 52 51 53 53 58
Other theft 124 117 123 126 110 110 100 86 84 82
Fraud 16 16 17 17 17 15 13 14 14 16
Other dishonesty 10 10 10 10 10 10 8 7 8 8
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 210 179 156 142 112 102 97 101 97 95
Fire-raising 9 8 8 7 6 5 4 5 5 5
Vandalism etc. 201 170 148 135 106 97 93 96 92 90
Other crimes 156 141 128 128 118 119 115 110 102 123
Crimes against public justice 57 51 50 50 44 44 39 38 35 34
Handling offensive weapons 14
Not used in other criminal activity 17 13 12 11 8 7 6 6 6 7
Used in other criminal activity - - - - - - - - - 8
Drugs 82 75 65 66 65 67 69 66 60 60
Other 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Total offences10           941 710 631 534 487
Miscellaneous offences7 440 445 402 396 382 389 343 314 279 253
Common assault4 142 138 135 131 115 113 109 109 107 108
Breach of the peace etc.8 179 167 134 135 132 134 118 116 108 98
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct7 60 76 71 71 74 81 66 46 29 16
Urinating etc. 21 27 26 26 29 29 21 14 8 6
Other7 37 37 37 35 32 32 29 29 26 25
Motor vehicle offences10           552 366 317 256 234
Dangerous and careless driving 22 21 19 19 20 22 20 22 22 20
Driving under the influence 19 16 14 14 12 11 10 10 11 11
Speeding10 155 114 101 64 54
Unlawful use of vehicle10 108 76 77 85 81
Vehicle defect offences10 39 29 24 16 13
Seat belt offences7 50 56 55 59 62 71 29 15 8 6
Mobile phone offences7 46 50 53 55 58 67 34 19 12 6
Other10 78 54 48 38 44

Notes:

3. Includes Murder, and Culpable homicide (common law), which includes Causing death by dangerous driving, Causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs, Causing death by careless driving, Illegal driver involved in fatal accident and Corporate homicide.

4. For the definition of Serious assault and the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault please see Paragraph 7.13 within Annex 1.

5. Implementation of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act on 1 December 2010 affected the comparability of the breakdown of Sexual crimes over time. For further information please see the 'Data Considerations' section under Sexual crimes within Chapter 3.

6. Includes dwellings, non-dwellings and other premises. For a more detailed definition see Paragraph 7.15 within Annex 1.

7. Due to comparability issues, it is not possible to compare data with years prior to 2008-09. For further detail see Paragraph 7.25 within Annex 2

8. Includes Breach of the peace, Threatening or abusive behaviour, Offence of stalking, Offensive behaviour at football and Threatening communications (Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012).

10. Due to comparability issues, it is not possible to compare data with years prior to 2013-14. For further detail see Paragraph 7.25 within Annex 2.

11. Population estimates are as at mid-year from the National Records of Scotland http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates

*Part of the change in Total crime and Other crimes in 2017-18 is due to additional crimes of handling anoffensive weapon. Further information on this procedural change and its impact on the statistics are available in Section 2.10.

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.