Overall crime rate

Trend in total number of recorded crimes, Scottish cities, 2007/08 - 2018/19

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Recorded crime in Glasgow has reduced steadily until 2015/16. Since then the overall crime rate has remained stable. In 2007/08, there were just under 70,000 crimes recorded in the city; by 2018/19, this figure had reduced by 35% to almost 45,000.  The number of recorded crimes decreased in all the Scottish cities, with a 48% reduction in Aberdeen between 2007-08 and 2018-19.


The number of recorded crimes excludes miscellaneous offences and motor vehicle offences. Often crimes are not reported and so recorded crime numbers only provide a partial picture of true crime levels.

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