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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 4: Crimes recorded by the police, Scotland, April to September 2019 and April to September 2020

Crime group April to September 2019 April to September 2020 % Change since 2019
Total crimes1 126,774 118,204 -7%
Non-sexual crimes of violence 4,798 4,461 -7%
Homicide etc. 67 50 -25%
Attempted murder & serious assault 2,248 1,868 -17%
Robbery 828 862 4%
Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 861 747 -13%
Other violence 794 934 18%
Sexual crimes 6,846 6,386 -7%
Rape & attempted rape 1,237 1,132 -8%
Sexual assault 2,590 1,990 -23%
Crimes associated with prostitution 47 19 -60%
Other sexual crimes 2,972 3,245 9%
Crimes of dishonesty 56,769 48,220 -15%
Housebreaking 6,398 5,329 -17%
Theft by opening a lockfast place (OLP) 895 616 -31%
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP 1,419 1,167 -18%
Theft of a motor vehicle 2,501 2,242 -10%
Shoplifting 16,189 10,435 -36%
Other theft 21,826 17,549 -20%
Fraud 5,162 8,327 61%
Other dishonesty 2,379 2,555 7%
Fire-raising, vandalism etc. 24,436 21,516 -12%
Fire-raising 1,391 1,327 -5%
Vandalism etc. 23,045 20,189 -12%
Other crimes 33,925 37,621 11%
Crimes against public justice 9,764 13,204 35%
Handling offensive weapons 5,092 5,527 9%
Not used in other criminal activity 2,348 2,550 9%
Used in other criminal activity 2,744 2,977 8%
Drugs 18,960 18,814 -1%
Other 109 76 -30%

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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