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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 12. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Gender of Victims and Perpetrators

Sample Year Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled
2008-09
All Male Victims and Perpetrators 74% 4,790 407
All Female Victims and Perpetrators 3% 200 17
Female Victim / Male Perpetrator(s) 8% 540 46
Male Victim / Female Perpetrator(s) 5% 290 25
Mixed gender Victims and Perpetrators 3% 180 15
Victim or Perpetrator gender unknown 7% 470 40
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550
2017-18
All Male Victims and Perpetrators 70% 2,930 385
All Female Victims and Perpetrators 5% 200 26
Female Victim / Male Perpetrator(s) 14% 590 78
Male Victim / Female Perpetrator(s) 5% 210 28
Mixed gender Victims and Perpetrators 3% 110 14
Victim or Perpetrator gender unknown 4% 150 20
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 4,189 551
Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18 Percentage Points Estimated Volume
All Male Victims and Perpetrators No change -1,860
All Female Victims and Perpetrators No change 0
Female Victim / Male Perpetrator(s) 6 50
Male Victim / Female Perpetrator(s) No change -80
Mixed gender Victims and Perpetrators No change -70
Victim or Perpetrator gender 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

3. 'Mixed gender Victims and Perpetrators' is where an Attempted Murder and Serious Assault has multiple perpetrators of different genders

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