Official statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland for January 2021 have been published. The number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland was 12% lower in January 2021 than in January 2020.
Over the same time period:
- Non-sexual crimes of violence were 9% lower
- Sexual crimes were 22% lower
- Crimes of dishonesty were 21% lower
- Fire-raising, vandalism etc. was 20% lower
- Other crimes were 15% higher
- Fewer crimes were recorded by the police in 24 (75%) out of 32 local authorities.