Overall crime rate

Trend in total number of recorded crimes, Scottish cities, 2007/08 - 2016/17

Overall Crime Rate (2018)

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Recorded crime in Glasgow has reduced steadily in the last 10 years, apart from a brief increase between 2010/11 and 2011/12.  In 2007/08, there were just under 70,000 crimes recorded in the city; by 2016/17, this figure had reduced by 37% to 43,903.  The rate of recorded crime in Glasgow remains higher than in the other Scottish cities.


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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