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

61 page PDF

1.8 MB

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

Under 13 13-15 16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ Median age Number sampled 1
Not used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2013 2% 6% 16% 34% 23% 13% 5% * 27 520
Possession of an offensive weapon 3% 7% 22% 28% 25% 9% 5% * 26 246
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point * 4% 12% 39% 21% 16% 5% * 27 273
Apr - Sep 2017 4% 10% 13% 24% 22% 17% 7% 1% 29 498
Possession of an offensive weapon 5% 11% 14% 18% 23% 19% 8% * 30 175
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 4% 10% 13% 28% 22% 15% 7% 2% 28 319
Used in commission of a crime
Apr - Sep 2017 2% 9% 16% 30% 24% 13% 5% * 27 489
Possession of an offensive weapon * 10% 19% 31% 22% 12% 5% * 25 290
Having in a public place an article with a blade or point 4% 7% 13% 30% 28% 13% 6% * 28 199

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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