Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2022-23

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland in 2022-23, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

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1. Recorded crime in Scotland: 'Other sexual crimes', 2013-2014 and 2016-2017

2. While most victims of these crimes will be persons aged 16 or over, the provisions of these sections will also cover offences against children aged 13 or over where the perpetrator is under the age of 16.

3. Crime in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (

4. Police Recorded Crime Statistics | PSNI

5. Recorded crime in Scotland: 'Other sexual crimes', 2013-2014 and 2016-2017

6. Supporting documents - Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons

7. Correct closure means either that (a) the incident was closed as non-crime related and contained sufficient information to dispel any inference of criminality; or (b) the incident indicated a crime had occurred and a crime record was traced.

8. A course of conduct involves behaviour on at least two occasions.

9. HMICS | Crime Audit: 2016

10. A report summarising the responses received through this earlier engagement was published in June 2021, following some delay due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resultant increase in demand for associated analysis.



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