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Recorded Crime in Scotland: November 2021

Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for November 2021.

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Table 5: Offences recorded by the police, Scotland, April to November 2019, 2020 and 2021

Crime group April to November 2019 April to November 2020 April to November 2021 % Change since 2020 % Change since 2019
Total offences1 171,442 161,593 159,583 -1% -7%
Miscellaneous offences 88,910 87,360 86,521 -1% -3%
Common assault 39,299 35,927 38,632 8% -2%
Breach of the peace etc. 34,965 35,320 33,310 -6% -5%
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 4,160 4,476 3,616 -19% -13%
Urinating etc. 1,600 680 907 33% -43%
Other miscellaneous offences 8,886 10,957 10,056 -8% 13%
Motor vehicle offences 82,532 74,233 73,062 -2% -11%
Dangerous and careless driving 7,764 7,777 8,606 11% 11%
Driving under the influence 4,233 5,783 5,264 -9% 24%
Speeding 20,568 14,589 15,009 3% -27%
Unlawful use of vehicle 25,668 26,062 23,412 -10% -9%
Vehicle defect offences 4,710 4,377 3,867 -12% -18%
Seat belt offences 2,137 1,299 1,201 -8% -44%
Mobile phone offences 1,756 1,218 982 -19% -44%
Other motor vehicle offences 15,696 13,128 14,721 12% -6%

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