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Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2020-2021

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority. This bulletin also includes a new chapter which presents an estimate of how many cyber-crimes were recorded in Scotland during 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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Table A1: Sexual crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, 2011-12 to 2020-21

Table Note: 5

Sexual crimes 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 1 Year % change
Rape & attempted rape 1,274 1,462 1,808 1,901 1,809 1,878 2,255 2,426 2,343 2,298 -2
Rape 1,183 1,372 1,690 1,797 1,692 1,755 2,136 2,293 2,213 2,176 -2
Attempted rape 91 90 118 104 117 123 119 133 130 122 -6
Sexual assault 2,908 3,008 3,405 3,727 3,963 4,281 4,826 5,123 4,936 4,154 -16
Sexual assault including against children 2,056 2,166 2,449 2,713 2,892 2,954 3,625 3,929 3,820 3,249 -15
Sexual assault committed prior to 1 December 2010 288 316 358 347 344 378 346 288 278 211 -24
Sexual assault against an adult 16+ 1,139 1,149 1,323 1,434 1,597 1,615 2,021 2,296 2,222 1,789 -19
Sexual assault against a child aged 13-15 245 312 372 457 462 423 626 661 645 597 -7
Sexual assault against a child under 13 384 389 396 475 489 538 632 684 675 652 -3
Lewd and libidinous practices 852 842 956 1,014 1,071 1,327 1,201 1,194 1,116 905 -19
Crimes associated with prostitution 567 534 490 374 247 303 136 235 101 56 -45
Crimes relating to prostitution 344 348 295 179 146 194 65 50 13 2 -85
Soliciting services of person engaged in prostitution 149 133 117 138 64 58 22 139 42 11 -74
Brothel keeping 36 28 32 36 17 14 18 10 13 13 0
Immoral traffic 26 14 32 13 7 26 21 31 23 23 0
Procuration 12 11 14 8 13 11 10 5 10 7 -30

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