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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 17. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Method of Reporting to Police

Sample Year Percentage of Serious Assault1 Estimated Volume of Serious Assault2 Number Sampled
2008-09
By Victim or on behalf of Victim 28% 1,810 154
By a Witness 42% 2,730 232
Other emergency service 17% 1,080 92
Police Patrol / Other Investigation 4% 250 21
Other / Unknown 9% 600 51
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 6,472 550
2017-18
By Victim or on behalf of Victim 34% 1,410 185
By a Witness 47% 1,950 257
Other emergency service 14% 590 77
Police Patrol / Other Investigation 4% 160 21
Other / Unknown 2% 80 11
All Recorded Serious Assault 100% 4,189 551
Change between 2008-09 and 2017-18 Percentage Points Estimated Volume
By Victim or on behalf of Victim No change -400
By a Witness No change -780
Other emergency service No change -490
Police Patrol / Other Investigation No change -90
Other / Unknown -7 -520
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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