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Dundee City Police Annual Criminal Returns 1876-77
Report for the Year Ending 31st December, 1876

This book contains the Police Superintendent's Annual Reports with statistcs relating to crimes and offences. From the 1876 Report comes this table showing the number of cases brought before the Dundee Police Court and the trade or occupation of the person apprehended or cited.

The total number of cases reported is 4780, with breaching the peace, drunkenness and assault being the most common crimes, and labourers being the most common offenders of these crimes. One murder case was reported, the offender being a mill worker, and 123 prostitutes were arrested for 'Loitering and Importuning'.


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