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Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons

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

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Table 10: Gender of victims (where identifiable) by crime type, April to September, 2017.

Percentage Number sampled
Female Male
Used in the commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2017 25% 75% 566
Possession of an offensive weapon 22% 78% 335
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 30% 70% 231

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