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Recorded Crime in Scotland: October 2021

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

Recorded Crime in Scotland: October 2021
Table 4: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April to October 2019, 2020 and 2021

Table 4: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April to October 2019, 2020 and 2021

Crime group April to October 2019 April to October 2020 April to October 2021 % Change since 2020 % Change since 2019
Total crimes1 148,217 138,002 134,349 -3% -9%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 5,646 5,241 5,732 9% 2%
Homicide etc. 77 61 50 -18% -35%
Attempted murder & serious assault 2,598 2,158 2,191 2% -16%
Robbery 989 1,017 982 -3% -1%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 1,026 893 947 6% -8%
Other violence 956 1,112 1,562 40% 63%
Sexual crimes 7,980 7,479 8,498 14% 6%
Rape & attempted rape 1,439 1,347 1,464 9% 2%
Sexual assault 3,025 2,326 2,955 27% -2%
Crimes associated with prostitution 58 22 44 100% -24%
Other sexual crimes 3,458 3,784 4,035 7% 17%
Crimes of dishonesty 66,340 56,626 55,818 -1% -16%
Housebreaking 7,487 6,220 5,026 -19% -33%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 1,032 723 719 -1% -30%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 1,670 1,341 1,196 -11% -28%
Theft of a motor vehicle 2,935 2,631 2,627 0% -10%
Shoplifting 18,833 12,347 12,984 5% -31%
Other theft 25,507 20,615 20,559 0% -19%
Fraud 6,089 9,833 10,270 4% 69%
Other dishonesty 2,787 2,916 2,437 -16% -13%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 28,695 25,251 26,209 4% -9%
Fire-raising 1,629 1,592 1,622 2% 0%
Vandalism etc. 27,066 23,659 24,587 4% -9%
Other crimes 39,556 43,405 38,092 -12% -4%
Crimes against public justice 11,431 15,281 13,970 -9% 22%
Handling offensive weapons 5,923 6,426 6,233 -3% 5%
Not used in other criminal activity 2,716 2,963 2,680 -10% -1%
Used in other criminal activity 3,207 3,463 3,553 3% 11%
Drugs 22,076 21,601 17,788 -18% -19%
Other 126 97 101 4% -20%

1. The total figure for recorded crime excludes the new crimes being recorded under the recently enacted coronavirus legislation. Please see the Crimes recorded under coronavirus legislation section for more information.


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