Scotland's local authority areas with the biggest spikes in recorded crime.

These are the 14 areas in Scotland where crime increased the most this year

While Scotland's bigger cities might have a reputation for crime, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen weren't among the areas with the highest spikes in crime between this year and last.

In 2018, the overall level of recorded crime in Scotland saw an increase for the first time in 11 years.

East Dunbartonshire, meanwhile, also saw a jump in recorded crime over a year. Though lower than that seen in West Dunbartonshire, it still increased a significant 11 per cent.

5. East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire, meanwhile, also saw a jump in recorded crime over a year. Though lower than that seen in West Dunbartonshire, it still increased a significant 11 per cent.
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Similarly, Dumfries and Galloway saw an overall increase of 11 per cent in recorded crime.

6. Dumfries and Galloway

Similarly, Dumfries and Galloway saw an overall increase of 11 per cent in recorded crime.
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Over the same period, West Lothian saw an overall increase of 8 per cent in recorded crime.

7. West Lothian

Over the same period, West Lothian saw an overall increase of 8 per cent in recorded crime.
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In the Scottish Borders, recorded crime rose by a total of 7 per cent over the period of a year.

8. Scottish Borders

In the Scottish Borders, recorded crime rose by a total of 7 per cent over the period of a year.
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