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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 2: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Footnote 2

Number Percentage
Offence group 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 % change 10-11 to 19-20
Total offences10 501,281 379,498 339,193 288,691 264,027 247,791 250,662 1 -
Miscellaneous offences7 211,655 210,135 203,063 207,190 183,513 168,896 150,523 137,012 130,686 128,755 -1 -39
Common assault4 70,786 69,253 60,955 60,357 58,178 58,596 57,861 58,335 57,915 57,833 0 -18
Breach of the peace etc.8 70,468 71,451 70,301 71,288 63,205 62,233 58,235 53,187 50,708 50,327 -1 -29
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct7 37,451 37,458 39,238 43,043 35,524 24,639 15,796 8,635 6,724 5,234 -22 -86
Urinating etc. 13,620 13,602 15,420 15,361 11,216 7,700 4,505 3,044 2,466 2,153 -13 -84
Other7 19,330 18,371 17,149 17,141 15,390 15,728 14,126 13,811 12,873 13,208 3 -32
Motor vehicle offences10 294,091 195,985 170,297 138,168 127,015 117,105 121,907 4 -
Dangerous and careless driving 9,839 9,853 10,530 11,524 10,773 12,057 11,693 10,722 10,989 11,246 2 14
Driving under the influence 7,563 7,445 6,433 6,079 5,218 5,458 5,917 5,863 5,847 6,594 13 -13
Speeding10 82,382 60,926 54,419 34,371 29,223 27,368 28,758 5 -
Unlawful use of vehicle10 57,779 40,855 41,470 45,978 43,871 36,848 39,022 6 -
Vehicle defect offences10 20,923 15,593 13,070 8,385 7,049 7,107 7,346 3 -
Seat belt offences7 29,171 31,505 33,047 37,880 15,619 8,059 4,502 3,134 2,921 2,800 -4 -90
Mobile phone offences7 27,736 29,110 30,875 35,764 17,978 10,085 6,709 3,173 2,895 2,450 -15 -91
Other10 41,760 29,023 25,679 20,613 23,980 23,130 23,691 2 -

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.


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