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 9: Whether there was a mention of either drugs or alcohol, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Table 9: Whether there was a mention of either drugs or alcohol, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Alcohol Drugs Both No Yes Number sampled 1
Not used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2013 23% 14% 5% 58% 42% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon 23% 10% 3% 63% 37% 229
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 23% 17% 6% 54% 46% 269
Apr - Sep 2017 25% 18% 4% 53% 47% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon 23% 17% 3% 56% 44% 179
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 26% 19% 5% 50% 50% 317
Used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2017 31% 5% 3% 61% 39% 500
Possession of an offensive weapon 33% 4% 2% 61% 39% 301
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 29% 7% 4% 60% 40% 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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