Murders and serious assaults continue downward trend in Scotland to below that of Sweden.

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I’ve already reported on this trend, to end March 2017, at:

Scotland’s homicide rate falls by 47%, is lower than the rate for England and Wales and has fallen faster than many other countries in the ten years of SNP government

Now Police Scotland have released figures for the period between 1 April and 31 December 2017 which show further reductions. Murder is down from 47 to 40 (15%) and serious violence is down from 3 069 to 2 992 9 (2.5%) in the same period.

Reported sexual crimes rose by 12%. However, Police Scotland welcomed this trend as evidence of greater confidence in coming forward.

You’ll see the Scotsman chose to come at these statistics from a different, gloomier, perspective, in the url below.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/violent-crime-increases-despite-fall-in-murders-and-serious-assaults-1-4695751

If we project the 40 murders in quarters 1 to 3 to the end of the year 2017/2018 we get 53.33 This gives Scotland (pop 5.404m), a murder rate of 0.98  per 100 000 people which is below Sweden at 1.14.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Sweden

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11 thoughts on “Murders and serious assaults continue downward trend in Scotland to below that of Sweden.

  1. Alasdair Macdonald. February 25, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    I see that we have managed a tenfold increase in population overnight!

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  2. broadbield February 26, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Maybe it’s getting a bit crowded in Ayrshire, but I think you’ve increased the population of Scotland by an order of magnitude. Doesn’t affect the result though.

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  3. Ludo Thierry February 26, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Cat’s love hard work – they can watch us doing it all day long and never get bored.

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    • broadbield February 26, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Yeah, but they can only count up to nine.

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      • johnrobertson834 February 27, 2018 / 9:36 am

        So telling mine, as I pet her, to count to ten before she bites me won’t work?

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    • johnrobertson834 February 27, 2018 / 9:34 am

      And as Frankie Boyle says, they’re the only animals that watch porn.

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