§ Mr. McCartney
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many indictable offences were recorded as known to the police in Scotland; how many were cleared up in 1975; and how these figures compare with 1974.
§ Mr. Millan
The provisional number of crimes recorded as made known to the police in Scotland in 1975 was 232,482, which is an increase of 20–9 per cent, on the 1974 figure of 192,233. As my predecessor said in his reply of 9th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Cook)—[Vol. 907, c.213–14.]—it is estimated that the 477W real rise in crime is of the order of 10 per cent. Figures on the number of cases cleared up are not yet available.