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.

125 page PDF

2.8 MB

125 page PDF

2.8 MB

Contents
Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019
Footnotes

125 page PDF

2.8 MB

Footnotes

1. Correct closure means either that (a) the incident was closed as non-crime related and contained sufficient information to dispel any inference of criminality; or (b) the incident indicated a crime had occurred and a crime record was traced

2. However, it should also be noted that bringing the two sources together in this way highlights that the SCJS and police recorded crime cover different populations and different timescales, and the SCJS does not cover the entire range of crimes and offences that the police are faced with.

3. https://www.childabuseinquiry.scot/

4. Incidents consist of all reports to the police, whether a crime is recorded or not.

5. Total may not equal the sum of individual injuries as a person may be admitted with more than one type of injury.

6. Although the crime of Lewd and libidinous practices does not identify the age of the victim by its name, this crime code is specific to victims of historical (non-recent) crimes that were under 16 years of age. We have therefore included these crimes in our calculations.

7. Incidents consist of all reports to the police, whether a crime is recorded or not.

8. Incidents consist of all reports to the police, whether a crime is recorded or not.

9. Incidents consist of all reports to the police, whether a crime is recorded or not.

10. Information about crime in Scotland is also available from other sources: for example, other Scottish Government reports, which provide data on anti-social behavior, harassment and discrimination, the Scottish Household Survey, and other sources, such as Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority.

11. Figures for the confidence interval rounded to nearest thousand.

12. Violent crime estimates are based on a relatively small number of respondents who disclosed experiences of 118 violent crimes in 2017-18.

13. Figures for the confidence interval rounded to nearest thousand.

14. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubRecordedCrime/SCRB

15. Subsuming refers to the practice of counting multiple crimes as one crime, with less serious crimes subsumed within more serious crimes. For more information, please refer to Section D of the Scottish Crime Recording Standard (SCRS).


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