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Recorded Crime Statistics in Scotland: user guide

Provides detailed information on the Recorded Crime in Scotland statistical bulletin series. It is designed to be a useful reference guide with explanatory notes regarding issues and classifications which are crucial to the production and presentation of crime statistics in Scotland


Footnotes

1. There were previously fourteen local divisions, with Aberdeen Division merging with Aberdeenshire and Moray Division to form the current North East Division as of 1 January 2016.

2. HMICS - Crime Audit 2014 "The SCRS notes that the crime registrar should not be placed in a position where he or she is directly responsible for performance or reducing crime or is answerable to a line manager who has such responsibility." HMICS Crime Audit 2020.

3. There were previously fourteen local divisions, with Aberdeen Division merging with Aberdeenshire and Moray Division to form the current North East Division as of 1 January 2016.

4. The Scottish Government's Statistical Bulletin Recorded Crime in Scotland provides more contextual detail, especially relating to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey that paints a fuller picture of crime as perceived by victims (both recorded and non-recorded).

5. The three tier system for defining the level of assurance appropriate for a particular set of statistics.

6. UKSA AR

7. A course of behaviour involves behaviour on at least two occasions

Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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