In the Media

Crime figures hit million mark

PUBLISHED December 22, 2004

A million crimes were committed against homes and people in Scotland during 2002, figures have revealed.

A survey of people's experience of crime found that there was a 30% increase on 1999 figures.
The Scottish Crime Survey found a 68% rise in vandalism between 1999 and 2002, a 62% increase in bicycle theft and an 81% increase in household theft.