Hanzala Malik MSP

2016 Figures show hate crime rises in Scotland

Official figures from the Scottish Government and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) show that racial crime remains the most commonly reported hate crime with 3,712 charges reported in 2015-16. 581 charges with a religious aggravation were reported to the COPFS in 2015-16, a 3% increase on 2014-15. “Charges where conduct was derogatory […]

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