I’ve just reported on falling domestic violence in Scotland and the increasingly inaccurate nature of the stereotypical view of Scots and Scotland as violent. The Complete University Guide has published some shocking data which was too large to fit into the previous report and which reveals a shocking difference between the level, in particular, of the risk of violence against the person in Scottish, English, Welsh and N Ireland city-based universities. The tables show the three-year rolling average of crime per 1 000 population.
Here’s the table for England and Wales:
Here’s the table for Northern Ireland:
Here’s the table for Scotland:
These are quite remarkable differences with the risk of violence against university students in Scottish cities significantly lower than in all the other UK cities. Even Glasgow, has a far lower rate than the least violent of the English cities