Crime

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th March 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-32035

To ask the Scottish Executive how many instances of (a) offences against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) theft, (f) fraud, (g) drug offences and (h) motoring offences have been recorded (i) since 1997 and (ii) in the last 12 months in each police force area.

Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour

Then information requested about the number of instances of burglary recorded since 1997 in each police force area is given in The numbers of violent crimes, vehicle thefts and burglaries in each police authority and local authority area from 1986 to 1994, and 1995-96 to 2005-06 , a copy of which was placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. number 41211) in response to Mr Stevenson’s earlier request.

The other information requested is given in the following tables. The phrase ‘offences against the person’ is not a standard definition for Scottish crimes. We have interpreted this as the total of crimes of violence, crimes of indecency, offensive weapon offences, minor assaults and breach of the peace.

Recorded Crimes of (a) Offences Against the Person Since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

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1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

6,660

6,286

6,660

6,697

7,962

8,438

8,640

9,753

9,328

Dumfries and Galloway

3,738

3,887

3,435

3,074

3,065

3,527

4,974

5,188

4,603

Fife

8,330

8,034

8,265

8,237

9,089

9,706

10,164

12,911

11,747

Grampian

15,814

15,793

16,593

15,451

16,587

15,599

15,279

19,741

20,539

Lothian and Borders

21,516

21,817

22,941

23,384

23,346

22,911

22,366

24,808

26,433

Northern

7,191

7,535

6,912

7,097

7,609

7,971

8,615

9,826

9,528

Strathclyde

76,984

77,532

79,807

78,687

80,040

81,957

84,019

101,241

96,805

Tayside

10,295

11,284

11,084

10,236

11,114

11,596

12,432

11,760

12,825

All Scotland

150,528

152,168

155,697

152,863

158,812

161,705

166,489

195,228

191,808

Recorded Crimes of (b) Sexual Offences Since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

225

220

110

187

299

301

268

247

404

Dumfries and Galloway

116

146

126

146

101

83

133

106

136

Fife

383

303

372

316

461

554

504

516

479

Grampian

911

816

604

500

574

653

733

858

966

Lothian and Borders

1,171

1,265

974

891

988

1,272

1,319

1,339

1,170

Northern

180

249

178

214

245

267

325

345

339

Strathclyde

3,915

3,508

3,057

3,040

2,976

2,981

3,007

3,446

2,541

Tayside

513

564

461

433

350

512

497

467

523

All Scotland

7,414

7,071

5,882

5,727

5,994

6,623

6,786

7,324

6,558

Recorded Crimes of (c) Robbery Since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

57

74

88

73

83

86

65

69

89

Dumfries and Galloway

26

27

51

45

46

61

45

34

37

Fife

93

122

149

171

179

212

190

218

183

Grampian

226

290

375

240

298

280

238

221

240

Lothian and Borders

719

683

752

738

757

739

803

637

678

Northern

32

27

31

19

27

30

44

52

40

Strathclyde

3,237

3,647

3,345

2,874

3,042

3,099

2,625

2,326

2,152

Tayside

161

157

140

133

160

129

151

179

134

All Scotland

4,551

5,027

4,931

4,293

4,592

4,636

4,161

3,736

3,553

Recorded Crimes of (e) Theft Since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

6,694

7,433

7,573

6,829

6,308

6,360

6,604

6,289

5,682

Dumfries and Galloway

3,346

3,129

3,188

2,960

2,866

3,602

3,374

3,128

3,043

Fife

9,555

10,216

12,351

11,301

11,257

11,874

12,784

13,004

10,766

Grampian

19,305

19,839

21,867

20,029

18,727

16,827

16,069

15,958

15,989

Lothian and Borders

33,592

34,666

37,709

34,652

34,906

33,426

34,990

32,489

31,842

Northern

4,422

4,543

4,820

4,660

4,743

4,467

4,512

4,595

4,454

Strathclyde

93,017

97,932

90,685

83,751

78,986

70,947

63,013

63,092

56,692

Tayside

15,241

14,023

13,622

12,898

13,738

13,022

10,944

11,464

10,669

All Scotland

185,172

191,781

191,815

177,080

171,531

160,525

152,290

150,019

139,137

Recorded Crimes of (f) Fraud Since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

601

847

632

694

871

1,152

1,235

781

1,077

Dumfries and Galloway

668

396

478

293

440

514

460

1,066

212

Fife

975

762

1,348

1,747

1,130

1,333

1,279

1,296

866

Grampian

2,659

3,325

3,840

3,260

2,936

1,922

1,349

1,630

1,120

Lothian and Borders

2,296

2,016

5,456

6,217

5,087

4,325

4,630

7,242

2,241

Northern

744

874

675

965

971

940

674

934

744

Strathclyde

7,388

9,211

6,983

6,227

5,370

4,844

4,711

4,200

3,873

Tayside

850

937

1,208

640

590

798

939

1,158

941

All Scotland

16,181

18,368

20,620

20,043

17,395

15,828

15,277

18,307

11,074

Recorded Crimes of (g) Drug Offences since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

1,128

1,486

1,119

1,481

1,863

2,027

2,100

1,951

2,033

Dumfries and Galloway

910

869

615

498

589

779

1,002

935

949

Fife

1,817

2,095

1,203

1,359

1,715

1,960

1,924

2,024

1,992

Grampian

2,959

2,880

2,331

2,186

2,786

3,258

2,791

3,037

3,288

Lothian and Borders

3,828

4,046

4,854

5,258

5,697

6,393

5,801

5,914

6,204

Northern

1,511

1,229

1,452

1,188

1,701

1,653

1,960

1,722

2,229

Strathclyde

15,217

18,083

17,080

18,399

20,152

22,285

23,613

22,790

24,229

Tayside

2,065

2,131

1,720

1,712

2,247

2,583

3,084

3,450

3,323

All Scotland

29,435

32,819

30,374

32,081

36,750

40,938

42,275

41,823

44,247

Recorded Crimes of (h) Motoring Offences since 1997-98 by Police Force Area

1997-98

1998-99

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

17,004

19,517

19,572

17,499

21,507

23,663

25,962

20,148

22,641

Dumfries and Galloway

15,992

20,461

16,709

15,097

12,835

12,844

19,131

25,424

25,145

Fife

32,323

39,128

24,319

31,292

28,414

28,548

24,923

24,109

24,825

Grampian

35,974

40,635

34,385

28,692

31,233

36,745

42,758

40,077

34,184

Lothian and Borders

57,621

62,286

57,566

57,785

60,220

52,199

79,733

98,666

81,441

Northern

14,843

15,449

16,159

15,880

17,590

18,145

16,406

15,936

19,914

Strathclyde

143,789

147,822

155,731

150,273

158,702

143,992

173,494

149,345

121,859

Tayside

22,035

21,871

23,020

23,618

32,073

31,846

44,251

44,975

44,316

All Scotland

339,581

367,169

347,461

340,136

362,574

347,982

426,658

418,680

374,325

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