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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 16. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Use of Weapon and Geographic Location

2008-09 2017-18 Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18
Characteristics of the Attempted Murder and Serious Assault Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled Percentage Points Estimated Volume2
West of Scotland
Knife or other Bladed/Pointed Article 38% 1,540 131 33% 700 91 No change -840
Other Weapon Type 35% 1,430 121 30% 630 83 No change -800
No Weapon used 28% 1,140 97 36% 760 100 No change -380
Weapon used 72% 2,970 252 64% 1,330 174 No change -1,640
No Weapon used 28% 1,140 97 36% 760 100 No change -380
Rest of Scotland
Knife or other Bladed/Pointed Article 18% 430 37 16% 340 45 No change -90
Other Weapon Type 30% 700 60 30% 620 82 No change -80
No Weapon used 52% 1,220 104 54% 1,140 150 No change -80
Weapon used 48% 1,140 97 46% 960 127 No change -180
No Weapon used 52% 1,220 104 54% 1,140 150 No change -80
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550 100% 4,189 551 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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