An 81-year-old woman in Dundee city centre was the oldest person in the country to be subjected to a police stop and search procedure.
The woman was one of 18 people over the age of 65 who have been stopped by police and searched since April this year.
She was found with stolen goods in her possession and later charged.
Local police defended the decision to search the elderly woman, saying it was justified due to the “positive” outcome – one where an offence has been identified.
At the other end of the age scale, a 12-year-old girl from the east end of Dundee was searched and was also found with stolen property.
The cases were among 835 stop and search procedures carried out in Tayside and Fife, from a total of 8,598 nationally.
A total of 97 of the 266 people stopped and searched in Dundee were found to have committed an offence
Just under 36% of the searches conducted across Scotland produced a “positive” outcome, according to police.
More than 9.5% of those stopped by police were identified as being from a minority ethnic background. However, fewer than 29% of those from minority backgrounds produced a “positive” search for police.
Slightly more than 88% of those searched were of white British, Welsh, English or Scottish ethnicity. Just short of 36% of those searched who identified as white British produced a positive result for police.
A total of 487 under-16s were searched, with the two youngest being 11. Both 11-year-olds were searched for weapons but neither was found to be carrying one.
More than 23% of those under the age of 16 produced a positive search for police.
Officers conducted 409 strip searches during the last quarter, the youngest of whom was 15.
The oldest person strip searched was a 69-year-old male in Inverness, who was found with Class A drugs on his person.