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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.

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Table 2: Offences 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 offences 20,842 19,236 18,780 -2% -10%
Miscellaneous offences 10,596 10,079 10,555 5% 0%
Common assault 4,770 4,416 5,021 14% 5%
Breach of the peace etc. 4,149 3,937 3,921 0% -5%
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 366 350 235 -33% -36%
Urinating etc. 163 47 129 174% -21%
Other miscellaneous offences 1,148 1,329 1,249 -6% 9%
Motor vehicle offences 10,246 9,157 8,225 -10% -20%
Dangerous and careless driving 956 974 1,062 9% 11%
Driving under the influence 509 669 685 2% 35%
Speeding 2,371 1,824 1,228 -33% -48%
Unlawful use of vehicle 3,381 3,121 2,695 -14% -20%
Vehicle defect offences 612 546 426 -22% -30%
Seat belt offences 188 95 112 18% -40%
Mobile phone offences 187 118 94 -20% -50%
Other motor vehicle offences 2,042 1,810 1,923 6% -6%

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