Like many other western countries, the number of recorded crimes and offences in Scotland has seen a dramatic reduction since the early 1990s.  A key aim of the AQMeN research on crime and...

Homicide is currently at a record low in Scotland. In 2014-15, there were 59 homicides committed (including murder and culpable homicide), which is the lowest figure since 1976, and the homicide...

This project aims to explore the dramatic crime drop in Scotland, comparing and contrasting different types of crimes and offences, to establish its connection with other social, economic and...

This project focuses on change in crime at the regional level.  Existing work on regional crime trends tends to focus on simple mapping or cross-sectional analysis; there is no published work on...

This project examines declining rates of convictions for men and women over the course of the crime drop in Scotland. Initial results show that the drop in police recorded crime in Scotland since...

This project explores changes in the prevalence, incidence and type of victimisation in Scotland to establish whether there has been a change in people’s likelihood of being a victim of different...

Crime has fallen nationally, but this project aims to establish whether crime has fallen to the same extent within all local authority areas and the extent to which there is variation between...