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Community Safety

 

All crimes recorded by the police

Crimes recorded by the police in Aberdeen City decreased by 2.6% from 14,301 in 2015/16 to 13,934 in 2016/17.  Recorded crimes also decreased in the City of Edinburgh and Scotland by -7.3% and -3.1% respectively.

Council Area
 2015/16
 2016/17
% Change
in crimes

Aberdeen City

 14,301

 13,934

-2.6%

Aberdeenshire

 6,232

 6,379

2.4%

Dundee City

 8,837

 8,902

0.7%

City of Edinburgh

 31,880

 29,558

 -7.3%

Glasgow City

 43,348

 43,903

1.3%

Scotland

 246,243

 238,651

-3.1%

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2016-17

 

Crimes recorded by the police in Aberdeen City, 2016/17

Over half (53.2%) of the recorded crimes in Aberdeen City are classed as crimes of dishonesty (e.g. theft, shoplifting etc.). This is higher than the Scottish average of 47.4%. In contrast, the incidence of fire-raising and vandalism is lower in Aberdeen City (16.6%) than Scotland (22.0%). 

AKF_Recorded_Crimes_2017

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2016-17



Crime recorded per 10,000 population*, 2016/17

Council Area
Non-sexual
crimes of violence
Sexual
crimes
Crimes
of dishonesty
Fire-raising,
vandalism etc
 
Other
crimes
Total
crimes

Aberdeen City

17

30

323

101

136

607

Aberdeenshire 

8

17

110

52

56

243

Dundee City 

18

35

296

129

122

600

City of Edinburgh 

15

19

357

112

79

582

Glasgow City

25

27

346

133

183

714

Scotland

13

20

209

97

102

441

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2016-17
*Population estimates are as of mid-year 2016 from the National Records of Scotland

 

Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, 2014/15 to 2016/17

Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Aberdeen City decreased from 2,570 in 2015/16 to 2,522 in 2016/17 - a drop of 1.9%.

Council Area
2014/15
 2015/16
 2016/17

Aberdeen City

3,088

 2,570

 2,522

Aberdeenshire

1,408

 1,330

 1,463

Dundee City

2,525

 2,365

 2,266

City of Edinburgh

5,730

 5,541

 5,445

Glasgow City

8,974

 8,596

 8,888

Scotland

59,882

 58,104

 58,810

Source: Scottish Government, Domestic Abuse recorded by the Police in Scotland 2016-17


Dwelling fires by motive per 100,000 dwellings 2016/17*

Council Area
Number of dwellings1
Accidental dwelling
fires
(per 100,000 dw's) 
Deliberate dwelling
fires
(per 100,000 dw's) 
Total number
of dwelling fires
(per 100,000 dw's) 

Aberdeen City

 115,080

299

 259.8

51

 44.3

350

 304.1

Aberdeenshire

 116,421

170

 146.0

14

 12.0

184

 158.0

Dundee City

 74,026

225

 303.9

32

 43.2

257

 347.2

City of Edinburgh

 244,131

493

 201.9

88

 36.0

581

 238.0

Glasgow City

 306,000

811

 265.0

118

 38.6

929

 303.6

Scotland

 2,575,667

4,926

 191.3

615

 23.9

5,541

 215.1

Source: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Fire and Rescue Statistics (Table3.b)
*Provisional figures
1Dwelling data from National Records of Scotland

 

Racist incidents recorded, 2013/14

In 2013/14, a total of 271 racist incidents were recorded by the police in Aberdeen City. This is a 17% fall on the 327 racist incidents recorded in 2012/13.

Council Area 
2011/12
2012/13
2013/14

Aberdeen City

429

327

271

Aberdeenshire

96

80

59

Dundee City

154

141

133

City of Edinburgh

1,017

916

934

Glasgow City

1,499

1,220

1,232

Scotland

5,389

4,628

4,807

Source: Scottish Government, Racist incidents recorded by the Police in Scotland 2013-14