Number of theft offences in Scotland 2002-2018

The number of theft offences in Scotland in 2017/18 was approximately 114 thousand, a slight increase in the previous year when there were around 113 thousand thefts recorded. Compared with a decade earlier, there are approximately 52 thousand fewer thefts happening in Scotland, while there has been a net decrease of 110 thousand theft offences since 2002/03.

Number of theft offences recorded in Scotland from 2002/03 to 2017/18

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Release date

September 2018


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

The Scottish Government refers to these offences as Crimes of dishonesty

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