Figures from Police Scotland show that there was a 1.7% increase in total crime during the period 1 April, 2017 to 31 March 2018 compared to last year. The figure increases to 3.4% when statistics on weapon possession – which were not previously recorded separately – are included.
The Scottish Sun report that Police Scotland bosses have spent almost £500,000 in home, car and tax perks since the national force was established. One example includes £120,000 in relocation costs on top of a £175,000 salary.
TheCourier.co.uk reveal that former soldier Arnold Dousse was recently jailed for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh for a sickening catalogue of historic sex crimes against children, one of which took their own life.
According to The Press and Journal, a leading prisoner support charity Families Outside has been left disappointed with HMP Grampian’s young offenders prison. Young offenders were moved out of the specialist facility in 2014 following a riot just weeks after the prison opened.
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