Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons

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

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Table 12: Gender of victim, by gender of perpetrator and crime type, April to September, 2017.

Male perpetrator 1 Female perpetrator 1 Number sampled
Male victim Female victim Male victim Female victim
Used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2017 70% 19% 5% 6% 566
Possession of an offensive weapon 74% 16% 5% 6% 333
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 65% 23% 5% 7% 233

1. Where the crime involved more than one perpetrator, the details for the main perpetrator was used in each case.


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