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Recorded Crime in Scotland: September 2020

Official Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for September 2020.

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

Crime group September % Change since
2019 2020 September 2019
Total crimes1 20,405 19,684 -4%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 851 704 -17%
Homicide etc. 8 11 n/r
Attempted murder & serious assault 372 291 -22%
Robbery 148 132 -11%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 152 107 -30%
Other violence 171 163 -5%
Sexual crimes 1,143 1,185 4%
Rape & attempted rape 224 232 4%
Sexual assault 412 411 0%
Crimes associated with prostitution 21 3 -86%
Other sexual crimes 486 539 11%
Crimes of dishonesty 8,980 8,139 -9%
Housebreaking 1,065 858 -19%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 151 116 -23%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 210 166 -21%
Theft of a motor vehicle 436 376 -14%
Shoplifting 2,360 1,948 -17%
Other theft 3,601 2,937 -18%
Fraud 797 1,367 72%
Other dishonesty 360 371 3%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 4,003 3,812 -5%
Fire-raising 208 231 11%
Vandalism etc. 3,795 3,581 -6%
Other crimes 5,428 5,844 8%
Crimes against public justice 1,524 2,128 40%
Handling offensive weapons 866 879 2%
Not used in other criminal activity 436 397 -9%
Used in other criminal activity 430 482 12%
Drugs 3,018 2,822 -6%
Other 20 15 -25%

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 below for more information.

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