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Crime and Domestic Abuse in Scotland; The Statistics

Property and violent crimes make up the majority of crimes in Scottish criminal justice proceedings (68% and 32% respectively, see Fig.1). 

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Scottish Labour Calls For Review Of Remand Prisoners’ Deaths

After a recent analysis revealed that remanded prisoners were more likely to die than those serving sentences, Scottish Labour have requested a full government review.

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£8 million awarded to National Crime Agency to fight against serious and organised crime

For the 2018/19 period, the Home Secretary has approved up to £70m to go into the Police Transformation Fund (PTF) in order to develop law enforcement’s capacity to deal with the most serious criminal threats across the UK. With 98 projects benefiting from the £223 million PTF funding in phase 1 (2016/17 to 2017/18), phase 2 (2018/19 to 2019/20) will focus on the national programmes and demands to tackle serious and organised criminal activity.

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Scottish Man Convicted of Fraud Offences

A Scottish man has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining more than £55,000 from his father-in-law. 

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Drivers Unaware of Illegal Mobile Phone Use Penalties

There is still a general lack of public awareness over the penalties that can be imposed on drivers caught using a handheld phone at the wheel

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