Annex 1: Background
These quarterly National Statistics cover a rolling 12-months of activity, up to the end of the latest quarter. They were introduced to inform users about the volume and type of crimes and offences recorded in Scotland, on a more frequent basis than the existing annual Recorded Crime in Scotland National Statistics.
The latest annual Recorded Crime in Scotland bulletin, covering the 2022-23 reporting year, was published on 20 June 2023. Users should refer to the annual National Statistics for more detailed contextual information regarding the statistics in this report, and the production of the recorded crime statistics more generally - including governance arrangements, a description of their quality, background methodologies and changes to recording practice.
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