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Rising number of violent crimes in Scotland

The number of recorded violent crimes has risen by 10 per cent, according to new figures from Police Scotland. The force said it detected 4,817 more offences in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18; the equivalent of 90 extra crimes a week.

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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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Fall in Offensive Weapon Convictions

A new report has revealed that crimes of handling of offensive weapons fell by more than two thirds in Scotland over the last decade. 

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Crown Office Statistics Reveal Levels of Hate Crime Reporting

New statistics published by the Scottish Government and Crown Office on hate crimes reported in 2017/18 have suggested more people are coming forward to report these incidents. 

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British Transport Police Reveal Increase in Recorded Crime

There was a 7% increase in recorded crime on Britain’s railways in 2016/17, according to the latest statistics published by British Transport Police.

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