Number of sexual offences in Scotland 2002-2019

There were over 12.49 thousand sexual offences in Scotland in 2018/19, almost double the amount recorded ten years earlier. Since 2008/09 sexual offences have increased in every reporting year in Scotland with the highest year-on-year increase happening in the most recent reporting years. The peak was in 2018/19, at 13.55 thousand cases of sexual crimes reported.

Number of sexual offences recorded in Scotland from 2002/03 to 2018/19 (in 1,000s)*

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

*Referred to as 'sexual crimes' by the Scottish Government

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