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 16: Quality of crime recordings, April to September 2017, by Police Division.

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Table 16: Quality of crime recordings, April to September 2017, by Police Division.

Weapon not used Weapon used Apr - Sep 2017
Division Sample Number correct Number incorrect % correctly classified Sample Number correct Number incorrect % correctly classified Sample Number correct Number incorrect % correctly classified
Scotland 500 444 56 89% 500 466 34 93% 1,000 910 90 91%
Argyll and West Dunbartonshire 14 11 3 79% 24 23 1 96% 38 34 4 89%
Ayrshire 38 31 7 82% 25 25 0 100% 63 56 7 89%
Dumfries and Galloway 17 16 1 94% 10 10 0 100% 27 26 1 96%
Edinburgh 49 42 7 86% 43 39 4 91% 92 81 11 88%
Fife 22 18 4 82% 31 25 6 81% 53 43 10 81%
Forth Valley 32 32 0 100% 18 17 1 94% 50 49 1 98%
Greater Glasgow 120 106 14 88% 152 144 8 95% 272 250 22 92%
Highlands and Islands 15 12 3 80% 8 7 1 88% 23 19 4 83%
Lanarkshire 77 70 7 91% 78 73 5 94% 155 143 12 92%
Lothians and Scottish Borders 21 20 1 95% 20 16 4 80% 41 36 5 88%
North East 42 40 2 95% 35 33 2 94% 77 73 4 95%
Renfrewshire and Inverclyde 28 21 7 75% 27 25 2 93% 55 46 9 84%
Tayside 25 25 0 100% 29 29 0 100% 54 54 0 100%
CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN COMPARING INDIVIDUAL DIVISIONS TO THE NATIONAL POSITION, AS AT LEAST PART OF ANY DIFFERENCE MAY BE DUE TO SAMPLING ERROR
The only divisions that had a statistically significant difference overall to the national position were Forth Valley and Tayside (both of which were higher than the national position)

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