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Recorded Crime in Scotland: December 2021

A document outlining the crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland during the month of December 2021.

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Table 2: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, December 2019, 2020 and 2021

Crime group December % Change since % Change since
2019 2020 2021 December 2020 December 2019
Total offences 20,597 18,374 16,756 -9% -19%
Miscellaneous offences 10,938 9,382 9,090 -3% -17%
Common assault 5,175 4,185 4,361 4% -16%
Breach of the peace etc. 4,197 3,703 3,322 -10% -21%
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 280 254 195 -23% -30%
Urinating etc. 222 37 128 246% -42%
Other miscellaneous offences 1,064 1,203 1,084 -10% 2%
Motor vehicle offences 9,659 8,992 7,666 -15% -21%
Dangerous and careless driving 1,009 893 846 -5% -16%
Driving under the influence 693 578 585 1% -16%
Speeding 1,733 1,561 1,194 -24% -31%
Unlawful use of vehicle 3,306 3,602 2,620 -27% -21%
Vehicle defect offences 568 436 440 1% -23%
Seat belt offences 125 83 82 -1% -34%
Mobile phone offences 131 86 72 -16% -45%
Other motor vehicle offences 2,094 1,753 1,827 4% -13%

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