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
Footnotes

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Footnotes

1. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/39/contents

2. It is likely a legislative consent motion in the Scottish Parliament would be required to bring any new offences contained within this bill into effect in Scotland.

3. http://www.gov.scot/publications/recorded-crime-scotland-2016-17//345334

4. Section 3 provides information on how changes to recording guidance for crimes of weapon possession will amend this approach from 2017-18 onwards

5. Criminal Proceedings Scotland, 2016-17: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00532010.pdf

6. The main charge is the crime or offence that received the most severe penalty if one or more charges are proved in a single proceeding.

7. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/crime-and-justice-survey

8. This relates to violent incidents where victims said someone saw or heard what was going on (96% of violent incidents).

9. http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/index.asp?#2112

10. Police Scotland Q2 2017-18 Management Information Report ( http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/)

11. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SIMD

12. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates

13. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates

14. The weekend is defined here as 6pm on Friday to Sunday midnight.

15. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/mid-year-population-estimates

16. https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/

17. The SCRS is the national standard for the recording and counting of crimes and offences recorded by the Police Service of Scotland (Police Scotland). http://www.scotland.police.uk/assets/pdf/138327/232757/scottish-crime-recording-standard?view=Standard

18. https://news.gov.scot/news/3-fall-in-recorded-crime

19. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/27/contents


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