Publication - Research and analysis

Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons

Published: 26 Jun 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787810549

This report presents information on handling offensive weapons recorded by the police.

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Contents
Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons
Table 6: How crimes are reported / come to the attention of the police, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Table 6: How crimes are reported / come to the attention of the police, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Victim reported Witness reported Investigating other crime or offence Police Patrol Third Party Other Number sampled 1
Not used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2013 - 38% 24% 25% 2% 11% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon - 42% 27% 20% * 10% 229
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point - 36% 22% 29% 2% 11% 269
Apr - Sep 2017 - 46% 28% 17% 1% 8% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon - 47% 27% 15% * 9% 179
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point - 46% 28% 17% 2% 7% 317
Used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2017 50% 36% 4% 3% 6% 2% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon 49% 36% 4% 3% 6% 2% 301
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 51% 35% 3% * 8% * 199

1. For crimes where the weapon was not used, the total number for the individual crimes will not equal that for the entire sample. This is because the crimes of restriction of an offensive weapon sampled as part of this work are not presented separately due to the small numbers involved.


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