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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 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, October 2019, 2020 and 2021

Table 1: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, October 2019, 2020 and 2021

  October % Change since % Change since
Crime group 2019 2020 2021 October 2020 October 2019
Total crimes1 21,443 19,798 19,708 0% -8%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 848 780 941 21% 11%
Homicide etc. 10 11 4 -64% -60%
Attempted murder & serious assault 350 290 287 -1% -18%
Robbery 161 155 169 9% 5%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 165 146 144 -1% -13%
Other violence 162 178 337 89% 108%
Sexual crimes 1,134 1,093 1,221 12% 8%
Rape & attempted rape 202 215 207 -4% 2%
Sexual assault 435 336 434 29% 0%
Crimes associated with prostitution 11 3 10 n/r -9%
Other sexual crimes 486 539 570 6% 17%
Crimes of dishonesty 9,571 8,406 8,689 3% -9%
Housebreaking 1,089 891 756 -15% -31%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 137 107 104 -3% -24%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 251 174 191 10% -24%
Theft of a motor vehicle 434 389 393 1% -9%
Shoplifting 2,644 1,912 1,994 4% -25%
Other theft 3,681 3,066 3,287 7% -11%
Fraud 927 1,506 1,582 5% 71%
Other dishonesty 408 361 382 6% -6%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 4,259 3,735 3,798 2% -11%
Fire-raising 238 265 192 -28% -19%
Vandalism etc. 4,021 3,470 3,606 4% -10%
Other crimes 5,631 5,784 5,059 -13% -10%
Crimes against public justice 1,667 2,077 1,930 -7% 16%
Handling offensive weapons 831 899 814 -9% -2%
Not used in other criminal activity 368 413 331 -20% -10%
Used in other criminal activity 463 486 483 -1% 4%
Drugs 3,116 2,787 2,298 -18% -26%
Other 17 21 17 -19% 0%

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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