Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2022-23
This bulletin presents National Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in 2022-23. Statistics on recorded crimes and offences provide a measure of the volume of criminal activity with which the police are faced. This does not reveal the incidence of all crime committed as not all crimes are reported to the police.
It should be noted that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and associated measures to limit social contact, has had an impact on both the type and volume of crime recorded since March 2020. A larger impact was seen during 2020-21, and to a lesser extent 2021-22. The final legal restrictions were lifted in April 2022, suggesting a much more limited impact in 2022-23. More information is presented in the Coronavirus restrictions crimes chapter.
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