Date lodged: 23 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of antisocial behaviour have been reported to the Police in Midlothian in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Ash Denham 1 February 2019
Information on the number of instances of antisocial behaviour reported to the Police is not held centrally. The member may wish to write to Police Scotland directly to request this information.
Where a reported incident of antisocial behaviour involves any criminality (for example vandalism), this will be included in the Recorded Crime in Scotland 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 whether they relate to antisocial behaviour.