Sexual and violent crime on the rise in Scotland

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. 

More potential victims of Arbroath child rapist investigated 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.

Dog offence figures published

Police Scotland released figures on recorded crimes for failing to keep dogs under proper control. This exposed widespread confusion over recording procedures and the statistics handed out.

Charity raises HMP Grampian young offenders concerns

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.