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Scotland

Scotland Crime Stats

Definitions

  • Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Convictions: Number of people convicted of a crime.
  • Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use: Adult lifetime cannabis use.
  • Kidnappings: Number of kidnappings recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Murders: Number of convictions for intentional homicides in the given year.
  • Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Serious assaults: Number of major assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assault rate 1,655.1 2011 1st out of 93
Assaults 1,655.1 2006 1st out of 66
Auto theft 293.1 2006 9th out of 74
Burglaries 597.6 2006 13th out of 55
Convictions 40,876 2006 19th out of 40
Drugs > Annual cannabis use 8.4% 2009 3rd out of 8
Drugs > Lifetime cannabis use 20.5% 2004 4th out of 11
Kidnappings 7.45 2004 1st out of 13
Murder rate 1.79 1989
Murders 42% 2006 29th out of 38
Police officers 361.4 1995 13th out of 43
Robberies 69.9 2006 29th out of 71
Serious assault rate 127.5 2011 10th out of 78
Serious assaults 127.5 2006 6th out of 58
Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 1.72 1997 38th out of 53

Citation

"Scotland Crime Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Scotland/Crime

Scotland Crime Profiles (Subcategories)

Prosecutions 4
  • Scotland ranked first for assault rate amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • Scotland ranked first for assaults globally in 2006.
  • Scotland ranked third last for burglaries amongst English speaking countries in 2006.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 9 for auto theft since 1996.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 38 for violent crime > intentional homicide rate since 1946.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 29 for robberies since 1996.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 23 for prison staff since 1995.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 25 for prosecutors since 1995.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 39 for judges since 1995.
  • Scotland has ranked in the top 21 for counterfeiting since 2005.