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Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018

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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Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2008-09 to 2017-18

  Number & Percentage
Crime category 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
Handling offensive weapons - Not used in other criminal activity 8,980 7,042 6,283 5,631 4,015 3,795 3,289 3,111 3,271 3,570 9
Possession of an offensive weapon 4,892 3,839 3,248 2,820 1,863 1,728 1,380 1,149 1,156 1,213 5
Restriction of an offensive weapon 8 9 20 19 17 6 17 11 23 17 -26
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 4,080 3,194 3,015 2,792 2,135 2,061 1,892 1,951 2,092 2,340 12
Handling offensive weapons - Used in other criminal activity - - - - - - - - - 4,163 n/a
Possession of an offensive weapon - - - - - - - - - 2,520 n/a
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point - - - - - - - - - 1,643 n/a
Total Handling offensive weapons                   7,733 n/a

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.

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