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Recorded Crime in Scotland – July 2021

This Official Statistics bulletin presents information on the number of crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland during July 2021.  It also includes a comparison with the equivalent month of the previous two years.

The police in Scotland recorded 19,092 crimes in July 2021.

  • Non-sexual crimes of violence were 6% higher compared to July 2020
  • Sexual crimes were 4% lower compared to July 2020
  • Crimes of dishonesty were 3% lower than July 2020
  • Fire-raising, vandalism etc. remained relatively unchanged compared to July 2020
  • Other crimes were 17% lower compared to July 2020
  • Fewer crimes were recorded by police in 23 (72%) out of 32 local authorities, compared to July 2020

Recorded Crime in Scotland: July 2021