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Publication - Statistics Publication

Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2015-16

Published: 27 Sep 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786524775

Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland.

110 page PDF

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110 page PDF

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Contents
Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2015-16
8. Classification of Crimes and Offences

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8. Classification of Crimes and Offences

CRIMES
Group 1: Non-sexual crimes of violence (Also referred to as Crimes of violence)
Homicide etc. Includes:
  • Murder
  • Culpable homicide
    - Culpable homicide (common law)
    - Causing death by dangerous driving
    - Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs
    - Causing death by careless driving
    - Illegal driver involved in fatal accident
    - Corporate homicide
Attempted murder and serious assault Includes:
  • Attempted murder
  • Serious assault
For the definition of Serious assault and the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault please see Paragraph 7.13 within Annex 1.
Robbery
  • Robbery and assault with intent to rob
Other Includes:
  • Threats and extortion
  • Cruel and unnatural treatment of children
  • Abortion
  • Concealment of pregnancy
  • Possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, commit crime etc.
  • Abduction
  • Ill treatment of mental patients
  • Drugging
Group 2: Sexual crimes
Rape and attempted rape Includes:
  • Rape
  • Attempted rape
Sexual assault Includes:
  • Contact sexual assault (13-15 year old or adult 16+)
  • Sexually coercive conduct (13-15 year old or adult 16+)
  • Sexual crimes against children under 13 years
  • Lewd and libidinous practices
Crimes associated with prostitution Includes:
  • Crimes relating to prostitution
  • Soliciting services of person engaged in prostitution
  • Brothel keeping
  • Immoral traffic
  • Procuration
Other Includes:
  • Other sexually coercive conduct
  • Other sexual crimes involving 13-15 year old children
  • Taking, distribution, possession etc. of indecent photos of children
  • Incest
  • Unnatural crimes
  • Public indecency
  • Sexual exposure
  • Other sexual crimes
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty (Also referred to as Dishonesty)
Housebreaking Includes:
  • Theft by housebreaking domestic property (dwelling and non-dwelling)
  • Theft by housebreaking other property
  • Housebreaking with intent to steal domestic property (dwelling and non-dwelling)
  • Housebreaking with intent to steal other property
  • Attempted housebreaking with intent to enter and steal domestic property (dwelling and non-dwelling)
  • Attempted housebreaking with intent to enter and steal other property
Theft by opening lockfast places ( OLP)
  • Theft by opening lockfast places ( OLP) (excluding motor vehicle)
  • OLP (excluding motor vehicle) with intent to steal
  • Attempted OLP excluding motor vehicle with intent to steal
Theft from a motor vehicle by OLP Includes:
  • Theft by OLP from a motor vehicle
  • OLP with intent to steal from a motor vehicle
  • Attempted OLP with intent to steal from a motor vehicle
Theft of motor vehicle
  • Theft of a motor vehicle and contents
  • Attempted theft of a motor vehicle
Shoplifting
  • Shoplifting
Other theft Includes:
  • Theft of pedal cycles
  • Theft from a motor vehicle not elsewhere classified
Fraud
  • Fraud
Other crimes of dishonesty Includes:
  • Forgery (other)
  • Reset
  • Embezzlement
  • Corruption
Group 4: Fire-raising, vandalism etc.
Fire-raising Includes:
  • Fire-raising
  • Muirburn
Vandalism, etc. - Includes:
  • Malicious mischief
  • Vandalism
  • Culpable and reckless conduct (not with firearms)
  • Reckless conduct with firearms
Group 5: Other crimes
Crimes against public justice Includes:
  • Perjury
  • Resisting arrest
  • Bail offences (other than absconding or re-offending)
  • Wasting police time
Handling offensive weapons Includes:
  • Possession of an offensive weapon
  • Restriction of offensive weapons
  • Having in a public place an article with a blade or point
  • Having in prison an article with a blade or point
  • Possession of a firearm in a prison
  • Possession of an offensive weapon (not elsewhere specified) in a prison
Drugs Includes:
  • Importation of drugs
  • Production, manufacture or cultivation of drugs
  • Possession and supply of controlled drugs
  • Related money laundering offences
  • Bringing drugs into prison
Other Includes:
  • Treason
  • Conspiracy
  • Explosives offences
  • Wrecking, piracy and hijacking
  • Crimes against public order
OFFENCES
Group 6: Miscellaneous offences
Common assault Includes:
  • Common assault
  • Common assault on an emergency worker
For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault please see Paragraph 7.13 within Annex 1.
Breach of the peace etc. Includes:
  • Breach of the peace
  • Threatening or abusive behaviour
  • Offence of stalking
  • Offensive behaviour at football
  • Threatening communications (Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012)
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct Includes:
  • Drunk and disorderly
  • Drunk and incapable
  • Drunk in charge of a child
  • Drunk and attempting to enter licensed premises
  • Drunk or drinking in unlicensed premises
  • Disorderly on licensed premises
  • Drunk and attempting to enter designated sports ground
  • Refusing to quit licensed premises
  • Consumption of alcohol in designated places, byelaws prohibited
Urinating etc. Includes:
  • Urinating /defecating
Other Other (cont.) Includes:
  • Racially aggravated harassment
  • Racially aggravated conduct
  • False/Hoax calls
  • Offences involving children
  • Offences involving animals/plants
  • Offences against local legislation
  • Offences against liquor licensing laws
  • Labour laws
  • Naval military and air force laws
  • Offences against environmental legislation
  • Consumer protection acts
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences
Dangerous and careless driving Includes:
  • Dangerous driving offences
  • Driving carelessly
Driving under the influence Includes:
  • Driving or in charge of motor vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs
  • Blood alcohol content above limit
  • Failing to provide breath, blood or urine specimens
Speeding Includes:
  • Speeding in restricted areas
  • Other speeding offences
Unlawful use of vehicle Includes:
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Driving without a licence
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving without a test certificate
  • Vehicle tax and registration and identification offences
Vehicle defect offences Includes:
  • Construction and use regulations
  • Lighting offences
Seat belt offences
  • Seat belt offences
Mobile phone offences
  • Mobile phone offences
Other Includes:
  • Accident offences
  • Parking offences

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