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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 18. Crimes of Attempted Murder and Serious Assault by Gender of Victim, Age of Victim, Location, and Use of Weapon

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
Male victim / Under 30 / Public space / No weapon used 16% 1,040 88 12% 510 67 No change -530
Male victim / Under 30 / Public space / Weapon used 22% 1,450 123 18% 740 97 No change -710
Male victim / Under 30 / Private space / No weapon used 2% 130 11 2% 90 12 No change -40
Male victim / Under 30 / Private space / Weapon used 9% 600 51 5% 230 30 No change -370
Male victim / 30 or above / Public space / No weapon used 10% 640 54 15% 620 82 No change -20
Male victim / 30 or above / Public space / Weapon used 15% 950 81 15% 620 82 No change -330
Male victim / 30 or above / Private space / No weapon used 2% 110 9 3% 140 19 No change 30
Male victim / 30 or above / Private space / Weapon used 11% 690 59 8% 340 45 No change -350
Female victim / Under 30 / Public space / No weapon used 1% 70 6 2% 100 13 No change 30
Female victim / Under 30 / Public space / Weapon used * * 3 2% 80 10 * *
Female victim / Under 30 / Private space / No weapon used 2% 140 12 3% 120 16 No change -20
Female victim / Under 30 / Private space / Weapon used 2% 140 12 1% 60 8 No change -80
Female victim / 30 or above / Public space / No weapon used * * 4 3% 130 17 * *
Female victim / 30 or above / Public space / Weapon used 1% 60 5 2% 70 9 No change 10
Female victim / 30 or above / Private space / No weapon used 2% 150 13 4% 160 21 No change 10
Female victim / 30 or above / Private space / Weapon used 2% 140 12 3% 120 16 No change -20
Unknown victim age, or unknown location 1% 80 7 1% 50 7 No change -30
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

3. A 'Private Space' location only includes Attempted Murder and Serious Assault within a private property (i.e. behind a front-door)

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