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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2009-10

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Table 1 Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by police force area and type of crime/offence, Scotland, 2009-10

Number

Central

Dumfries & Galloway

Fife

Grampian

Lothian & Borders

Northern

Strathclyde

Tayside

SCOTLAND

Total incidents 1

3,403

1,176

4,055

3,388

9,566

1,018

25,112

4,208

51,926

Incidents resulting in the recording of a crime/offence

1,240

444

2,071

2,367

3,342

786

17,630

4,186

32,066

(Of which reported to the procurator fiscal)

938

346

1,532

1,450

2,533

745

12,658

1,458

21,660

Non-sexual crimes of violence

33

3

17

17

113

29

339

42

593

Homicide

1

-

1

-

4

-

8

2

16

Serious assault

28

3

6

5

38

25

212

32

349

Other

4

-

10

12

71

4

119

8

228

Crimes of indecency

13

2

10

14

12

3

102

9

165

Sexual assault

13

2

10

14

12

3

96

9

159

Lewd & Libidinous practices

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

Other

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

Crimes of dishonesty

39

-

57

63

51

1

359

69

639

Fire-raising, vandalism, etc.

125

25

240

142

200

31

913

117

1,793

Fire-raising

3

-

5

3

3

-

7

-

21

Vandalism, etc.

122

25

235

139

197

31

906

117

1,772

Other crimes

197

32

278

217

531

17

2,001

167

3,440

Crimes against public justice

178

32

270

208

498

16

1,968

163

3,333

Handling an offensive weapon

8

-

8

3

9

1

26

3

58

Drugs

11

-

-

6

24

-

7

1

49

Other

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Miscellaneous offences

832

382

1,469

1,914

2,429

705

13,905

3,782

25,418

Minor assault

538

222

961

1,206

1,831

380

7,529

1,073

13,740

Breach of the peace

236

152

508

564

552

322

5,629

2,526

10,489

Drunkenness

1

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

3

Other

57

8

-

144

45

2

747

183

1,186

Motor vehicle offences

1

-

-

-

6

-

11

-

18

Behaviour not leading to recording a crime or offence

2,163

732

1,984

1,021

6,224

232

7,482

22

19,860

1. Different police forces record domestic abuse information in differing ways. Police practice in deciding when behaviour justifies the recording of a crime or offence may also differ.

These differences influence the proportion of incidents which lead to the recording of a crime or offence, as well as the proportion of crimes and offences reported to the procurator fiscal.