Publication - Statistics publication

Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018

Published: 25 Sep 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
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 A1: Sexual crimes5 recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

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Table A1: Sexual crimes5 recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

  Number & Percentage
Sexual crimes 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
Rape & attempted rape 963 996 1,131 1,274 1,462 1,808 1,901 1,809 1,878 2,255 20
Rape 821 884 997 1,183 1,372 1,690 1,797 1,692 1,755 2,136 22
Attempted rape 142 112 134 91 90 118 104 117 123 119 -3
Sexual assault 3,297 3,412 3,220 2,908 3,008 3,405 3,727 3,963 4,281 4,826 13
Sexual assault including against children 1,681 1,737 1,774 2,056 2,166 2,449 2,713 2,892 2,954 3,625 23
Sexual assault committed prior to 1 December 2010 1,640 1,685 1,275 288 316 358 347 344 378 346 -8
Sexual assault against an adult 16+ ~ ~ 321 1,139 1,149 1,323 1,434 1,597 1,615 2,021 25
Sexual assault against a child aged 13-15 ~ ~ 67 245 312 372 457 462 423 626 48
Sexual assault against a child under 13 41 52 111 384 389 396 475 489 538 632 17
Lewd and libidinous practices 1,616 1,675 1,446 852 842 956 1,014 1,071 1,327 1,201 -9
Crimes associated with prostitution 765 661 576 567 534 490 374 247 303 136 -55
Crimes relating to prostitution 533 418 353 344 348 295 179 146 194 65 -66
Soliciting services of person engaged in prostitution 172 162 154 149 133 117 138 64 58 22 -62
Brothel keeping 24 34 21 36 28 32 36 17 14 18 29
Immoral traffic 21 36 33 26 14 32 13 7 26 21 -19
Procuration 15 11 15 12 11 14 8 13 11 10 -9
Other 1,306 1,458 1,769 2,612 2,689 2,901 3,555 4,254 4,630 5,270 14
Other sexually coercive conduct ~ ~ 164 719 875 1,038 1,624 2,168 2,461 2,718 10
Other sexually coercive conduct against an adult 16+1 ~ ~ 62 306 391 425 906 1,358 1,501 1,750 17
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child aged 13-15 ~ ~ 48 181 256 365 333 350 408 392 -4
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child under 13 ~ ~ 54 232 228 248 385 460 552 576 4
Other sexual crimes involving 13-15 year old children 370 445 441 516 429 434 417 485 452 391 -13
Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children * 69 225 375 595 621 603 645 649 658 1
Threaten to disclose / disclose intimate image *~ *~ *~ *~ *~ *~ *~ *~ *~ 421 n/a
Incest 19 49 17 18 16 11 7 8 5 4 -20
Illegal homosexual acts 97 74 118 46 45 53 56 78 111 80 -28
Indecent exposure 786 766 742 894 680 682 784 726 523 506 -3
Other sexual crimes 34 55 62 44 49 62 64 144 429 492 15
Total Sexual crimes5 6,331 6,527 6,696 7,361 7,693 8,604 9,557 10,273 11,092 12,487 13

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.

~ =The relevant legislation for this category was implemented in 2010-11.

* = Crimes within this category were not separately identifiable before 2009-10.

*~ = The relevant legislation for this category was implemented in 2017-18.


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