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.
Businesses in Scotland suffered losses of £1.8 million in the first half of 2018 compared to losses of £3.8 million in the same period last year, according to new data from KPMG. The report, which measures alleged fraud cases with losses of £100,00 or more within the UK courts, shows that Scotland is doing more favourably compared to other UK regions where fraud losses are on the rise.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) will receive £1.1 million in additional funding in response to a consistent rise in the number of reported sexual offences in Scotland since 2010.
Earlier this year, the Scottish Government published a report reviewing the evidence surrounding cyber-crime in Scotland. The review focuses on how cyber-crime is measured, the nature and extent of cyber-crime, apparent evidence gaps, and potential evidence sources going forward. It covers both individuals and businesses.