Number of crime offences in Scotland 2002-2019

There were approximately 246 thousand crimes recorded by the police in Scotland in 2018/19, an increase of almost 2 thousand crimes compared with 2017/18. Despite this recent increase, the overall trend in Scotland is one of declining crime with 193 thousand fewer crimes in the most recent reporting year when compared with 2004/05, the year with the most crime offences in the provided time period.

Number of crime offences recorded in Scotland from 2002/03 to 2018/19

Recorded crimes in thousands
2002/03418.28
2003/04414.21
2004/05438.12
2005/06417.79
2006/07419.26
2007/08385.51
2008/09377.43
2009/10338.12
2010/11323.25
2011/12314.19
2012/13273.05
2013/14270.4
2014/15256.35
2015/16246.24
2016/17238.65
2017/18244.5
2018/19246.48
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2019

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