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Community Safety

 

All crimes recorded by the police

Crimes recorded by the police in Aberdeen City increased by 2.8% from 13,912 in 2014/15 to 14,301 in 2015/16.  This contrasts with the average decrease in Scotland of 3.9% over the period.

Council Area
2014/15
 2015/16
% Change
in crimes

Aberdeen City

13,912

 14,301

2.8%

Aberdeenshire

5,681

 6,232

9.7%

Dundee City

8,569

 8,837

3.1%

City of Edinburgh

35,627

 31,880

 -10.5%

Glasgow City

47,758

 43,348

-9.2%

Scotland

256,350

 246,243

-3.9%

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2015-16

 

Crimes recorded by the police in Aberdeen City, 2015/16

Over half (52.4%) 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 47.0%. In contrast, the incidence of fire-raising and vandalism is lower in Aberdeen City (18.8%) than Scotland (22.0%). 

AKF_Recorded_Crimes

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2015-16


Crime recorded per 10,000 population*, 2015/16

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

Aberdeen City

15

27

325

116

138

621

Aberdeenshire 

6

16

111

57

47

238

Dundee City 

16

28

304

128

120

596

City of Edinburgh 

16

25

384

124

90

639

Glasgow City

25

28

331

130

201

715

Scotland

13

19

216

101

110

458

Source: Scottish Government, Recorded Crime in Scotland 2015-16
*Population estimates are as of mid-year 20145 from the National Records of Scotland

 

Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, 2013/14 to 2015/16

Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Aberdeen City decreased from 3,088 in 2014/15 to 2,570 in 2015/16 - a drop of 16.8%.

Council Area
2013/14
2014/15
 2015/16

Aberdeen City

2,487

3,088

 2,570

Aberdeenshire

886

1,408

 1,330

Dundee City

2,442

2,525

 2,365

City of Edinburgh

5,231

5,730

 5,541

Glasgow City

9,559

8,974

 8,596

Scotland

58,439

59,882

 58,104

Source: Scottish Government, Domestic Abuse recorded by the Police in Scotland 2015-16


Dwelling fires by motive per 100,000 dwellings 2015/16*

Council Area
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

299

 261.7

35

 30.6

334

 292.4

Aberdeenshire

180

 156.2

12

 10.4

192

 166.6

Dundee City

227

 308.1

29

 39.4

256

 347.4

City of Edinburgh

545

 225.7

88

 36.4

633

 262.2

Glasgow City

833

 274.0

127

 41.8

960

 315.8

Scotland

5,071

 198.3

602

 23.5

5,673

 221.8

Source: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Fire and Rescue Statistics (Table3.b)
*Provisional figures

 

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