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Recorded crime in Scotland: April 2020

First edition of a new monthly release of Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland providing information on the number of crimes and offences recorded during April 2020.

Recorded crime in Scotland: April 2020
Tables

Tables

Notes for these tables

  • The symbol 'n/r' is used to denote where a percentage change figure is not reported. This is done if the denominator is less than ten as any resulting figure may be misleading).
  • Please note that tables 1 and 2 can be accessed at local authority level online via the following link: http://www.gov.scot/ISBN/978-1-83960-801-8
Table 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April 2019 and April 2020
  April %  Change since
Crime group 2019 2020 April 2019
Total Crimes(1) 20,994 17,171 -18%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 740 636 -14%
Homicide etc. 5 9 n/r
Attempted murder & serious assault 361 226 -37%
Robbery 136 139 2%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 126 109 -13%
Other violence 112 153 37%
Sexual crimes 1,055 781 -26%
Rape & attempted rape 184 134 -27%
Sexual assault 406 220 -46%
Crimes associated with prostitution 4 2 n/r
Other sexual crimes 461 425 -8%
Crimes of dishonesty 9,459 7,177 -24%
Housebreaking 1,045 965 -8%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 138 83 -40%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 264 265 0%
Theft of a motor vehicle 407 397 -2%
Shoplifting 2,826 1,417 -50%
Other theft 3,550 2,515 -29%
Fraud 791 1,089 38%
Other dishonesty 438 446 2%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 4,233 3,148 -26%
Fire-raising 243 211 -13%
Vandalism etc. 3,990 2,937 -26%
Other crimes 5,507 5,429 -1%
Crimes against public justice 1,581 1,858 18%
Handling offensive weapons 865 837 -3%
Not used in other criminal activity 409 448 10%
Used in other criminal activity 456 389 -15%
Drugs 3,041 2,718 -11%
Other 20 16 -20%

1. The total figure for recorded crime excludes the new crimes being recorded under the recently enacted coronavirus legislation. Please see the Crimes recorded under coronavirus legislation section below for more information.

Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, April 2019 and April 2020
  April %  Change since
Crime group 2019 2020 April 2019
Total offences(1)   21,644      15,449 -29%
Miscellaneous offences   11,047        9,306 -16%
Common assault     4,834        3,678 -24%
Breach of the peace etc.     4,356        3,890 -11%
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct        538           529 -2%
Urinating etc.        214             47 -78%
Other miscellaneous offences     1,105        1,162 5%
Motor vehicle offences   10,597        6,143 -42%
Dangerous and careless driving        954           698 -27%
Driving under the influence        507           604 19%
Speeding     2,855           501 -82%
Unlawful use of vehicle     3,176        2,747 -14%
Vehicle defect offences        615           270 -56%
Seat belt offences        284             84 -70%
Mobile phone offences        255             95 -63%
Other motor vehicle offences     1,951        1,144 -41%
Table 3: Crimes recorded by the police by local authority, Scotland, April 2019 and April 2020
  April Change since
  2019 2020 April 2019
Aberdeen City              951              847 -11%
Aberdeenshire              607              386 -36%
Angus              251              182 -27%
Argyll & Bute              196              186 -5%
Clackmannanshire              158              158 0%
Dumfries & Galloway              559              431 -23%
Dundee City              831              690 -17%
East Ayrshire              482              403 -16%
East Dunbartonshire              221              201 -9%
East Lothian              305              290 -5%
East Renfrewshire              196              149 -24%
Edinburgh City           2,598           1,995 -23%
Falkirk              607              524 -14%
Fife           1,149              937 -18%
Glasgow City           3,641           2,939 -19%
Highland              614              574 -7%
Inverclyde              289              255 -12%
Midlothian              342              254 -26%
Moray              223              145 -35%
Na h-Eileanan Siar                42                61 45%
North Ayrshire              516              488 -5%
North Lanarkshire           1,652           1,304 -21%
Orkney Islands                26                18 -31%
Perth & Kinross              394              319 -19%
Renfrewshire              689              577 -16%
Scottish Borders              328              258 -21%
Shetland Islands                54                18 -67%
South Ayrshire              430              331 -23%
South Lanarkshire           1,244           1,097 -12%
Stirling              301              217 -28%
West Dunbartonshire              433              288 -33%
West Lothian              665              649 -2%
Scotland(1)         20,994         17,171 -18%

1. The total figure for recorded crime excludes the new crimes being recorded under the recently enacted coronavirus legislation. Please see the Crimes recorded under coronavirus legislation section below for more information.


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