Police Scotland has launched a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of hate crime, which it defines as “any crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group”.
Criminal court proceedings have fallen to their lowest level since comparable records began in 1970, according to the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland bulletin for 2016-17.
The Scottish Law Commission has announced that its Tenth Programme of Law Reform will include an examination of the law of homicide.
A new survey has found that many drivers believe that a lack of police presence on the roads means they can avoid detection when committing road traffic offences.
Police Scotland is currently running a joint operation with the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) to tackle uninsured driving on Scotland’s roads.
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