Crime and Victimisation

Exploring the changing nature of crime in Scotland in the context of demographic, political, social and economic changes to inform the development of effective criminal justice interventions. Find out more >

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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...