Publication - Statistics

Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 24 Sep 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781839601798

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

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Contents
Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019
Table 8: Crimes and offences recorded in Scotland per 10,000 population11, 2009-10 to 2018-192

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Table 8: Crimes and offences recorded in Scotland per 10,000 population11, 2009-10 to 2018-192

Percentage
Crime / Offence group 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18* 2018-19
Total crimes 646 614 593 514 508 479 458 442 451 453
                 
Non-sexual crimes of violence 21 22 18 14 13 12 13 13 13 15
Homicide etc.3 (incl. causing death by driving) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempted murder & serious assault4 11 10 9 7 6 6 7 8 8 8
Robbery 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 3
Other violence 6 6 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 3
                   
Sexual crimes5 12 13 14 14 16 18 19 21 23 25
Rape & attempted rape 2 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 4
Sexual assault 7 6 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 9
Crimes associated with prostitution 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
Other sexual crimes 3 3 5 5 5 7 8 9 10 11
                   
Crimes of dishonesty 293 296 291 256 258 237 216 209 211 211
Housebreaking6 45 48 46 40 42 39 33 30 28 25
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 10 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 3
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 19 18 17 12 12 11 9 7 7 6
Theft of a motor vehicle 18 17 13 11 11 10 9 10 9 9
Shoplifting 58 56 56 50 52 51 53 53 58 62
Other theft 117 123 126 110 110 100 86 84 82 79
Fraud 16 17 17 17 15 13 14 14 16 18
Other dishonesty 10 10 10 10 10 8 7 8 8 8
                   
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 179 156 142 112 102 97 101 97 95 88
Fire-raising 8 8 7 6 5 4 5 5 5 5
Vandalism etc. 170 148 135 106 97 93 96 92 90 84
 
Other crimes 141 128 128 118 119 115 110 102 109 115
Crimes against public justice 51 50 50 44 44 39 38 35 34 34
Handling offensive weapons 14 16
Not used in other criminal activity 13 12 11 8 7 6 6 6 7 8
Used in other criminal activity - - - - - - - - 8 9
Drugs 75 65 66 65 67 69 66 60 60 64
Other 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
                   
Total offences10         941 710 631 534 487 456
                 
Miscellaneous offences7 445 402 396 382 389 343 314 279 253 240
Common assault4 138 135 131 115 113 109 109 107 108 106
Breach of the peace etc.8 167 134 135 132 134 118 116 108 98 93
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct7 76 71 71 74 81 66 46 29 16 12
Urinating etc. 27 26 26 29 29 21 14 8 6 5
Other7 37 37 35 32 32 29 29 26 25 24
Motor vehicle offences10         552 366 317 256 234 215
Dangerous and careless driving 21 19 19 20 22 20 22 22 20 20
Driving under the influence 16 14 14 12 11 10 10 11 11 11
Speeding10 155 114 101 64 54 50
Unlawful use of vehicle10 108 76 77 85 81 68
Vehicle defect offences10 39 29 24 16 13 13
Seat belt offences7 56 55 59 62 71 29 15 8 6 5
Mobile phone offences7 50 53 55 58 67 34 19 12 6 5
Other10 78 54 48 38 44 43

*Part of the change in Total crime and Other crimes in 2017-18 was due to additional crimes of handling an offensive weapon. Further information on this procedural change and its impact on the statistics are available in Section 2.11.

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.


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