Recorded crime in Scotland: handling offensive weapons
This report presents information on handling offensive weapons recorded by the police.
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Table 2: Gender of perpetrators (where identifiable) by crime type, April to September, 2013 and 2017.
|Percentage||Number sampled 1|
|Not used in commission of a crime|
|Apr - Sep 2013||8%||92%||526|
|Possession of an offensive weapon||9%||91%||250|
|Having in a public place an article with a blade or point||7%||93%||274|
|Apr - Sep 2017||11%||89%||514|
|Possession of an offensive weapon||12%||88%||184|
|Having in a public place an article with a blade or point||11%||89%||326|
|Used in commission of a crime|
|Apr - Sep 2017||11%||89%||536|
|Possession of an offensive weapon||10%||90%||325|
|Having in a public place an article with a blade or point||11%||89%||211|
1. For crimes where the weapon was not used, the total number for the individual crimes will not equal that for the entire sample. This is because the crimes of restriction of an offensive weapon sampled as part of this work are not presented separately due to the small numbers involved.
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