Date lodged: 23 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of violence have been reported in Scottish Borders schools in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 30 January 2019
Information on the number of instances of violence in schools is not held centrally. Where a school-based incident of violence is reported to the police, this will be included in the Recorded Crime National Statistics. However, the figures provided to the Scottish Government by Police Scotland are a simple count of the number of crimes and offences recorded in each local authority. We do not receive further details on the characteristics or circumstances of individual crimes and offences, such as the location.