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Archive for June, 2014

Rape Cases On The Rise In Scotland
Rape cases have increased by 23% in Scotland, compared to 2013 levels, according to figures released by Police Scotland. The figures show that the total number of reported rapes over the year was 1,690 but it is believed that about 75% of rape cases go unreported. The...
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Reconvictions In Scotland Drop 17% In Ten Years
The average number of reconvictions per offender declined by 17% between 2002-2003 and 2011-2012, figures published by Scotland's Chief Statistician show. In the period 2010-11 to 2011-12, the average number of reconvictions per offender in all of Scotland fell by almost...
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Increase In Online Scams Trouble Edinburgh
Citizen's Advice Scotland (CAS) has reported that its helpline received nearly 220 complaints last year from fraud victims in the Lothians. The majority of calls were related to Internet scams. Country-wide, the total number of calls for support recorded a 14% increase on...
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SPA Offers Suggestions For Improving Stop And Search Tactics
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has come forward with a list of recommendations regarding stop and search tactics. Their aim is to improve targeting, enhance effectiveness and increase transparency. As the review results have shown, stop and search plays an important...
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