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 17: Quality of crime recordings, April to September 2013, by Police Division.

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Table 17: Quality of crime recordings, April to September 2013, by Police Division.

Weapon not used
Division Sample Number correct Number incorrect % correctly classified
Scotland 500 422 78 84%
Argyll and West Dunbartonshire 27 22 5 81%
Ayrshire 21 20 1 95%
Dumfries and Galloway 9 9 0 100%
Edinburgh 66 53 13 80%
Fife 22 17 5 77%
Forth Valley 32 23 9 72%
Greater Glasgow 103 91 12 88%
Highlands and Islands 25 12 13 48%
Lanarkshire 59 58 1 98%
Lothians and Scottish Borders 45 35 10 78%
North East 40 36 4 90%
Renfrewshire and Inverclyde 18 17 1 94%
Tayside 33 29 4 88%
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 Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, and Lanarkshire (all of which were higher than the national position) and Highlands & Islands (which has lower than the national position).

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