A new report has revealed that crimes of handling of offensive weapons fell by more than two thirds in Scotland over the last decade.
In addition, there have been fewer convictions for handling offensive weapons and a fall in the number of emergency hospital admissions due to assault with a sharp object over the same period.
Other key findings of the Recorded Crime in Scotland: Handling Offensive Weapons report include:
“This research gives us additional insight into both the victims and perpetrators of weapons-based crime and the circumstances under which it takes place,” commented then Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson. “I want it to help inform our next steps in reducing violence in Scotland’s communities even further.”
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