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