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Recorded Crime in Scotland

Published : 30/08/2022 14:41:06

The latest National Statistics: Recorded Crime in Scotland bulletin for the year ending June 2022 shows there was a 5% fall in police recorded crime overall compared to the same period last year.

Crime is at the lowest level recorded by police for a 12-month period since 1974 according to the statistics published today. This was primarily driven by a reduction in Coronavirus restrictions crimes.

However the statistics (which cover the period year ending June 2022 and the previous four years) show that recorded crime is 5% lower than before the pandemic in the year ending June 2018 and has fallen by a total of 43% since 2006-07.

The SPA regularly monitors the performance of policing in Scotland via our dedicated Policing Performance Committee, which next meets on 14th September.  The SPA is currently assessing policing performance for the financial year 2021-22 as part of its preparation of its Annual Report and Accounts, and the Scottish Government’s recorded crime statistics will be considered as part of that process.