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Criminal and Judicial Statistics: 1800 to present day: Scotland

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The main portal for crime and justice statistics is at the Scottish Government site. Within the Justice Analytical Services Division, statistical teams work within four policy-focused, multi-disciplinary analytical teams which include social researchers, economists and performance analysts. The teams provide statistical information and support relating to police and community safety, court affairs and offenders, prisons and matters relating to civil and international law.

The statistics are split into the following categories:
Crime and disorder and danger
Violent Crime
Drugs and alcohol
Civil Justice


Statistics 1868-1999

Click on the pop up button to get a reference to each annual report: It will show:  Parliamentary sessional year, paper number and year of annual report. Documents are available in full text via the U.K. Parliamentary Papers database, or available on open shelf in the Official Papers reading room. See the U.K. Parliamentary Papers tab above for tips on searching.