The Equality and Human Rights Commission has called for a full-scale review of the UK’s hate crime laws and strategies as part of a new national drive to defeat the rise in race hate crime.
Total losses as a result of financial fraud involving payment cards, remote banking and cheques amounted to £755 million in the UK in 2015, according to Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK. This is an increase of 26% compared to the previous year.
Over 52% of drivers questioned by RAC say that tougher penalties should be applied to motorists who use their phones illegally while driving.
A study has shown that criminals who have been given a caution by the police are exceptionally likely to continue committing crimes and reoffend.
Motorists are continuing to use their mobile phones while in control of a vehicle, according to new research by the RAC.
An interesting new piece of research by RAC Insurance has found that nearly a fifth of motorists (18%) would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving, potentially putting themselves at risk of holding invalid insurance, as well as future prosecution.
The total value of reported fraud in 2015 rose to £1.5 billion, which is apparently an increase of 110% from the previous year and the highest value since 2011.
Police Scotland have confirmed that there was a “seasonal spike” in the number of drink driving offences over the festive period.
More than 2100 arrests were made during 2015 as part of a clampdown against serious and organised criminal activity.
MSPs have approved new legislation that aims to introduce a statutory code for the use of stop and search, however, Mr Salmond said he wanted to see more analysis of how knife crime could be affected. The decision to have a code regarding stop and search came after a report from John Scott QC found that ending the searches would not prevent officers carrying out their duties effectively.
A report has revealed that Police Scotland are investigating 134 officers for alleged crimes and misconduct including sexual offences, stalking, theft, multiple assaults and some data protection breaches.