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
Tables

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

Tables

Please note:

  • Where no records were found a dash (-) has been used to signify this.
  • Where a percentage is based on a low base, of less than five records, an asterisk (*) has been used to signify this.
  • Percentages are based on rows, and may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
  • For the category of possession of an offensive weapon as represented in all tables a small proportion of the total crimes relate to the possession of guns. These specific crimes relate to the Firearms 1968 Act [19] which doesn’t require the crime to occur in a public setting (unlike the Criminal Law Consolidation 1995 Act). We are unable to discern this legislation separately within our analysis but estimate it to be small within the overall sample (i.e. less than 10 of our 2017-18 sample of 500 crimes where the weapon wasn’t used to commit a crime against a person).

Table 1. Number of 'Handling offensive weapons' crimes recorded by the police and number sampled, April to September 2013 and April to September 2017.

Table 2. Gender of perpetrators (where identifiable) by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 3. Age of perpetrators (where identifiable) by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 4. Population of Scotland, by age group, 2013 and 2017.

Table 5. Weapons used, where identified, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 6. How crimes are reported / come to the attention of the police, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 7. Location where the crime was committed, where known, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 8. Time the crime occurred, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

Table 9. Whether there was a mention of either drugs or alcohol, by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.

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

Table 11. Age of victims (where identifiable) by crime type, April to September, 2017.

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

Table 13. Relationship between victim and perpetrator (where identifiable), by crime type, April to September, 2017.

Table 14. Crimes committed against a person using the weapon, by crime type, April to September, 2017.

Table 15. Physical injuries sustained, by crime type, April to September, 2017.

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

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


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