Racist hate crime charges in Scotland fall by nearly half

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John Robertson
Racist hate crime charges in Scotland fall by nearly half

The numerical response to the above parliamentary question came in the form of this table showing a dramatic fall in the number of charges made under Section 50A, by almost 50% in only the last 8 years: 91% of the 2017-2018 cases went to court. The reporting of hate crime has also been falling in Scotland, so the above trend is explainable: ‘Racial crime remains the most commonly reported hate crime. There were 3,249 charges reported in 2017-18. This continues…

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John Robertson
Racist hate crime charges in Scotland fall by nearly half