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Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2019-2020

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

Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2019-2020
Table A1 (Cont.): Sexual crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table A1 (Cont.): Sexual crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

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Sexual crimes 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18* 2018-19 2019-20 1 Year % change
Other 1,769 2,612 2,689 2,901 3,555 4,254 4,630 5,270 5,763 5,984 4
Other sexually coercive conduct 164 719 875 1,038 1,624 2,168 2,461 2,718 3,202 3,320 4
Other sexually coercive conduct against an adult 16+** 62 306 391 425 906 1,358 1,501 1,750 1,995 1,987 0
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child aged 13-15 48 181 256 365 333 350 408 392 548 566 3
Other sexually coercive conduct against a child under 13 54 232 228 248 385 460 552 576 659 767 16
Other sexual crimes involving 13-15 year old children 441 516 429 434 417 485 452 391 393 399 2
Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children 225 375 595 621 603 645 649 658 554 584 5
Threaten to disclose / disclose intimate image ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 421 596 655 10
Incest 17 18 16 11 7 8 5 4 7 8 14
Illegal homosexual acts 118 46 45 53 56 78 111 80 110 92 -16
Indecent exposure 742 894 680 682 784 726 523 506 494 469 -5
Other sexual crimes 62 44 49 62 64 144 429 492 407 457 12
Total Sexual crimes5 6,696 7,361 7,693 8,604 9,557 10,273 11,092 12,487 13,547 13,364 -1

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.

~ = The relevant legislation for this category was implemented in 2017-18.

** Some crimes may be against children aged 13-15 where they did not consent to communications


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