HC Deb 28 February 1996 vol 272 c597W
37. Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many crimes were committed(a) in 1979 and (b) in the last year for which figures are available. [15822]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland was 346,680 in 1979 and 527,064 in 1994.