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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 8. Location of Victim Residence for Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by SIMD and Urban/Rural classification

Sample Year Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled
2008-09
In Scotland's Most Deprived Areas 44% 2,870 244
Everywhere else 49% 3,200 272
Unknown 6% 400 34
In an Urban Area 78% 5,060 430
In a Small Town 8% 530 45
In a Rural Area 7% 480 41
Unknown 6% 400 34
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550
2017-18
In Scotland's Most Deprived Areas 42% 1,780 234
Everywhere else 51% 2,150 283
Unknown 6% 260 34
In an Urban Area 77% 3,230 425
In a Small Town 9% 380 50
In a Rural Area 8% 320 42
Unknown 6% 260 34
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 4,189 551
Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18 Percentage Points Estimated Volume
In Scotland's Most Deprived Areas No Change -1,090
Everywhere else No Change -1,050
Unknown No Change -140
In an Urban Area No Change -1,830
In a Small Town No Change -150
In a Rural Area No Change -160
Unknown No Change -140
All Recorded Serious Assault n/a -2,283

1. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding

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

3. Two different editions of SIMD were used for the comparison, with SIMD12 compared to Attempted Murder and Serious Assault from 2008-09 and SIMD16 compared to Attempted Murder and Serious Assault from 2017-18

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