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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 9. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Number of Perpetrators

Sample Year Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled
2008-09
Individual perpetrator 65% 4,240 360
Multiple perpetrators 27% 1,770 150
Unknown 7% 470 40
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550
2017-18
Individual perpetrator 78% 3,270 430
Multiple perpetrators 18% 770 101
Unknown 4% 150 20
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 4,189 551
Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18 Percentage Points Estimated Volume
Individual perpetrator 13 -970
Multiple perpetrators -9 -1,000
Unknown -4 -320
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

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