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Equalities and Human Rights Committee seek views on Equal Protection Bill

In October 2018, one year after it was initially proposed by John Finnie MSP, the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill reached the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament, which is leading the scrutiny of the Bill.

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Number of murders in Scotland decreased by 5%

According to new figures released in November 2018 by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the number of homicides committed in Scotland in the period 2017-18 has decreased by 5% when compared to the previous year. 59 murders were committed in the whole country this year, which is a significant decrease from 2016-17’s figure of 62 murders.

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London places hope in Glasgow's anti-crime strategies

In an effort to curb a dramatic increase in crime, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to adopt Glasgow’s highly successful strategies to decrease gang-related knife and gun crime.

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Scotland's hate crime laws soon to include misogynistic behaviour

Scotland’s ministers are set to hold a consultation on tackling misogynistic behaviour through strengthening criminal hate laws.

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Scotland sees reduction in reoffending

Statistics have been released which reveal a substantial drop in reconvictions in Scotland, with the number of offenders being reconvicted falling to a 19-year low.

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