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 6: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2009-10 to 2018-19

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Table 6: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Number & Percentage
Crime group 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
Total Crimes 338,124 323,247 314,188 273,053 270,397 256,350 246,243 238,921 244,504 246,480 1
Non-sexual crimes of violence 11,228 11,437 9,484 7,468 6,686 6,272 6,737 7,164 7,251 8,008 10
Homicide etc.3 (incl. causing death by driving) 106 122 121 91 106 105 81 105 98 102 4
Attempted murder & serious assault4 5,621 5,493 4,693 3,643 3,268 3,166 4,007 4,186 4,189 4,359 4
Robbery 2,496 2,557 2,244 1,832 1,499 1,497 1,327 1,435 1,556 1,807 16
Other violence 3,005 3,265 2,426 1,902 1,813 1,504 1,322 1,438 1,408 1,740 24
 
Sexual crimes5 6,527 6,696 7,361 7,693 8,604 9,557 10,273 11,092 12,487 13,547 8
Rape & attempted rape 996 1,131 1,274 1,462 1,808 1,901 1,809 1,878 2,255 2,426 8
Sexual assault 3,412 3,220 2,908 3,008 3,405 3,727 3,963 4,281 4,826 5,123 6
Crimes associated with prostitution 661 576 567 534 490 374 247 303 136 235 73
Other sexual crimes 1,458 1,769 2,612 2,689 2,901 3,555 4,254 4,630 5,270 5,763 9
Crimes of dishonesty 153,256 155,870 154,337 135,899 137,324 126,857 115,789 113,205 114,474 114,506 0
Housebreaking6 23,774 25,017 24,222 21,515 22,272 20,607 17,637 16,299 15,130 13,777 -9
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 5,074 4,059 3,529 3,239 3,218 2,879 2,193 1,940 2,027 1,684 -17
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 10,173 9,495 8,988 6,159 6,189 5,816 4,684 3,888 3,734 3,532 -5
Theft of a motor vehicle 9,304 8,716 7,060 5,731 5,976 5,423 5,028 5,216 5,024 4,950 -1
Shoplifting 30,332 29,660 29,758 26,449 27,693 27,364 28,424 28,650 31,321 33,523 7
Other theft 61,008 64,680 66,681 58,704 58,794 53,539 46,419 45,173 44,437 42,880 -4
Fraud 8,283 8,983 8,892 8,898 8,088 6,913 7,400 7,811 8,628 9,675 12
Other dishonesty 5,308 5,260 5,207 5,204 5,094 4,316 4,004 4,228 4,173 4,485 7
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 93,443 82,020 75,201 59,479 54,418 52,091 54,226 52,514 51,322 47,997 -6
Fire-raising 4,244 3,966 3,755 3,066 2,549 2,351 2,595 2,793 2,632 2,481 -6
Vandalism etc. 89,199 78,054 71,446 56,413 51,869 49,740 51,631 49,721 48,690 45,516 -7
 
Other crimes 73,670 67,224 67,805 62,514 63,365 61,573 59,218 54,946 58,970 62,422 6
Crimes against public justice 26,885 26,294 26,635 23,401 23,610 21,100 20,361 18,795 18,679 18,512 -1
Handling offensive weapons 7,733 8,896 15
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
Used in other criminal activity - - - - - - - - 4,163 4,680 12
Drugs 39,408 34,347 35,157 34,688 35,616 36,836 35,479 32,641 32,399 34,831 8
Other 335 300 382 410 344 348 267 239 159 183 15

*When the additional crimes of handling an offensive weapon are excluded, the total number of crimes recorded by the police between 2016-17 and 2017-18 increased by 1% and the number of Other crimes remained at similar levels over the same period.

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 6.


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