Publication of figures on hate crimes in Scotland

On 17 May 2012, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) published ‘Hate Crime in Scotland, 2011-2012’.

The figures for crimes motivated by racial prejudice show a rise of 8% on last year. This is the highest number reported in the last 6 years.

In total, where there was sufficient evidence, action was taken in 95% of charges with a further 2% awaiting a decision on how to proceed.

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