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Crime Numbers Fall Across Scotland

The number of crimes carried out in Scotland have fallen by around a third in just under ten years, according to a new report from Scotland’s Chief Statistician. 

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Rise in cyber sex crime in Scotland

A new Scottish Government report has found that there has been an increase in cyber sex crime in Scotland, with the majority of those targeted being children under the age of 16.

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The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Scotland

A new piece of legislation has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. If passed, the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill will increase the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to twelve. 

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Current Penalties Insufficient to Deter Illegal Mobile Phone Use

The level of penalties imposed in the UK for illegally using mobile phones behind the wheel are amongst the highest in Europe, but still don’t seem to provide a sufficient deterrent, IAM RoadSmart has reported. 

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UK Improves Ranking on Corruption Index

Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International has published its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries on how corrupt a country’s public sector is viewed as. In the last year, the UK has apparently moved two places from 10th least corrupt in the world to joint 8th. 

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