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Recorded crime in Scotland: attempted murder and serious assault, 2008-2009 and 2017-2018

Information on crimes of attempted murder and serious assault recorded by the police in 2008 to 2009 and 2017 to 2018.

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Table 7. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Age of Victim

Sample Year Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled
2008-09
Under 13 years old 1% 80 7
Aged 13 to 19 years old 16% 1,060 90
Aged 20 to 29 years old 38% 2,470 210
Aged 30 to 39 years old 24% 1,530 130
Aged 40 to 49 years old 13% 870 74
Aged 50 and above 6% 400 34
Median Age of Victim: 27 years old
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550
2017-18
Under 13 years old 3% 110 15
Aged 13 to 19 years old 14% 600 79
Aged 20 to 29 years old 29% 1,210 159
Aged 30 to 39 years old 25% 1,030 135
Aged 40 to 49 years old 14% 580 76
Aged 50 and above 15% 610 80
Median Age of Victim: 31 years old
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 4,189 551
Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18 Percentage Points Estimated Volume
Under 13 years old No Change 30
Aged 13 to 19 years old No Change -460
Aged 20 to 29 years old -9 -1,260
Aged 30 to 39 years old No Change -500
Aged 40 to 49 years old No Change -290
Aged 50 and above 8 210
All Recorded Serious Assault n/a -2,283

1. Percentages will not sum to 100% as the age of the victim was unavailable for a small proportion of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault (1% in both 2008-09 and 2017-18)

2. All estimated volumes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault are rounded to the nearest 10

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