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Table 2 Respondent 'current offence' categories (only/main category1)

From: Assessment of alcohol problems using AUDIT in a prison setting: more than an 'aye or no' question

Categories2 Total
(n=259)
Sentenced
(n=122)
Remand
(n=137)
  % (no) % (no) % (no)
Dishonesty (inc. theft, shoplifting, housebreaking) 31 (79) 35 (43) 26 (36)
Violence (predominantly 'serious assault & attempted murder') 27 (70) 22 (27) 31 (43)
Other crimes (inc. 'crimes against public justice', drugs, 'handling an offensive weapon') 24 (62) 21 (26) 26 (36)
Miscellaneous offences 9 (23) 11 (13) 7 (10)
Motor vehicle offences 3 (9) [-] (*) [-] (*)
Indecency [-] (*) [-] (*) [-] (*)
Fireraising [-] (*) [-] (*) 0 (0)
No information/no category 5 (12) [-] (*) [-] (*)
  1. * Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain prisoner confidentiality
  2. 1 Takes the 'highest' category where more than one given; 55 (21%) reported more than 1 category, including 4 who reported more than 2 categories.
  3. 2 Categories based on the classification of crimes and offences used in Prison Statistics Scotland (Scottish Government 2009b)