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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 A6: Breach of the peace etc. offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table A6: Breach of the peace etc. offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Number & Percentage
Crime category 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 % change 18-19 to 19-20
Breach of the peace 58,432 33,710 25,072 21,755 14,636 12,178 8,751 6,604 5,669 4,778 -16
Threatening or abusive behaviour14 11,914 37,223 44,429 48,521 47,210 48,456 47,850 45,064 43,731 44,678 2
Offence of stalking14 122 495 605 875 1,251 1,435 1,372 1,376 1,304 871 -33
Offensive behaviour at football15 . 22 154 126 102 152 247 140 3 0 n/r
Threatening communications15 . 1 41 11 6 12 15 3 1 0 n/r
Total Breach of the peace etc. 70,468 71,451 70,301 71,288 63,205 62,233 58,235 53,187 50,708 50,327 -1

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.


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