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

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

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

Number of crimes recorded 1 Number of crimes sampled
2013 2017 Total 2013 2017 Total
Not used in other criminal activity 2,171 1,865 4,036 500 500 1,000
Possession of an offensive weapon 1,013 663 1,676 227 178 405
Possession of an offensive weapon 1,001 634 1,635 225 168 393
Possession of an offensive weapon (not elsewhere specified) in a prison 12 13 25 2 5 7
Possession of an offensive weapon (not elsewhere specified) in a school - 16 16 - 5 5
Restriction of an offensive weapon 5 13 18 2 3 5
Restriction of an offensive weapon 5 13 18 2 3 5
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 1,153 1,189 2,342 271 319 590
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 1,153 1,116 2,269 271 300 571
Having in a prison an article with a blade or point - 22 22 - 3 3
Having in a school an article with a blade or point - 51 51 - 16 16
Used in other criminal activity - 2,195 2,195 - 500 500
Possession of offensive weapon used in other criminal activity - 1,333 1,333 - 302 302
Possession of offensive weapon used in other criminal activity - 1,306 1,306 - 298 298
Possession of offensive weapon in a prison used in other criminal activity - 13 13 - 2 2
Possession of offensive weapon in a school used in other criminal activity - 14 14 - 2 2
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point used in other criminal activity - 862 862 - 198 198
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point used in other criminal activity - 846 846 - 194 194
Having in a prison an article with a blade or point used in other criminal activity - 6 6 - 2 2
Having in a school an article with a blade or point used in other criminal activity - 10 10 - 2 2
Total 2,171 4,060 6,231 500 1,000 1,500

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


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