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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 A6: Breach of the peace etc. offences 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
Breach of the peace 93,327 87,403 58,432 33,710 25,072 21,755 14,636 12,178 8,751 6,604 -25
Threatening or abusive behaviour14 . . 11,914 37,223 44,429 48,521 47,210 48,456 47,850 45,064 -6
Offence of stalking14 . . 122 495 605 875 1,251 1,435 1,372 1,376 0
Offensive behaviour at football15 . . . 22 154 126 102 152 247 140 -43
Threatening communications15 . . . 1 41 11 6 12 15 3 -80
Total Breach of the peace etc. 93,327 87,403 70,468 71,451 70,301 71,288 63,205 62,233 58,235 53,187 -9

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.

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