Notes on data

Source Description
Police Scotland STORM Analysts database This database logs and records any call or incident reported to Police through its STORM command and Control System
Police Scotland Corporate Crime Database  This database contains all Police crime management information(1). 
Police Scotland Vulnerable Persons Database This database is used to record detailed information in relation to domestic abuse and all forms of hate crime.
Police Scotland Consultation Survey Police Scotland interview around 13,500 people each year as part of its public consultation exercise. This survey allows Police to assess a range of public confidence and quality of service indicators. 
Scottish Government Recorded Crime Bulletin This publication presents statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the eight Scottish police forces, disaggregated by crime/offence group, police force area and council area. Further information in relation to the different crime classifications can be found by clicking this link.

(1) Crime Classifications:

  • Group 1 - Crimes of Violence
  • Group 2 - Sexual Offences
  • Group 3 - Crimes of Dishonesty
  • Group 4 - Fire-raising, vandalism, etc
  • Group 5 - Other Crimes
  • Group 6 - Offences (Miscellaneous)
  • Group 7 - Offences (Traffic)

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