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The offences against an individual which have increased most clearly in recent years are harassment, fraud, and sexual offences. The most common types of offences were threats and harassment, while robbery and serious assault were the least common. Of those offences against an individual reported in the 2017 SCS –Standard, 29 per cent were reported to the police. The total reporting rate increased from 24 per cent in 2005 to 31 per cent in 2013. It then decreased somewhat and was 26 per cent during 2014 and 2015; it subsequently increased to 29 per cent in 2016. The greatest reporting rate is for serious assault (65%) and the lowest is for sexual offences (11%).

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