Number of housebreaking offences in Scotland 2002-2023

Number of housebreaking offences recorded in Scotland from 2002/03 to 2021/22

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Release date

June 2023


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2023

Supplementary notes

* In Scots law, the term 'burglary' has no meaning although in popular usage it has come to mean breaking into a house in order to steal the contents. Scots law refers to this as 'theft by housebreaking'.
This statistic using original data from the Scottish Government and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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