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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125 page PDF

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Contents
Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019
Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2009-10 to 2018-19

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Table A4: Crimes of Handling offensive weapons recorded by the police, Scotland, 2009-10 to 2018-19

  Number & Percentage
Crime category 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change 17-18 to 18-19
Handling offensive weapons - Not used in other criminal activity 7,042 6,283 5,631 4,015 3,795 3,289 3,111 3,271 3,570 4,216 18
Possession of an offensive weapon 3,839 3,248 2,820 1,863 1,728 1,380 1,149 1,156 1,213 1,483 22
Restriction of an offensive weapon 9 20 19 17 6 17 11 23 17 24 41
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 3,194 3,015 2,792 2,135 2,061 1,892 1,951 2,092 2,340 2,709 16
Handling offensive weapons - Used in other criminal activity - - - - - - - - 4,163 4,680 12
Possession of an offensive weapon - - - - - - - - 2,520 2,771 10
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point - - - - - - - - 1,643 1,909 16
Total Handling offensive weapons 7,733 8,896 15

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.


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