Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the September edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief.

This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics.

The brief includes a special feature on its back page, drawing from recent research undertaken by Justice Analytical Services. This month’s article is from the 2016-17 recorded crime statistics published on 26th September.

A copy of the brief has been placed on the Crime and Justice Statistics section of the Scottish Government website (

Any suggestions for improvement or for other aspects to cover in the brief would be very welcome and should be addressed to

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