The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland fell by 26% during 2016, according to recently published figures.
In the first prosecution of its kind in Scotland, a 25-year-old man has been convicted on offences relating to ‘card sharing’, a cyber-crime which involved protected tv broadcasts, such as Sky and BT, to be viewed without first having paid subscription to the company providing the broadcast.
The issue of drug driving has been very much under the spotlight recently, with several organisations calling for greater action to tackle this crime and reduce the number of needless deaths and injuries on the country’s roads.
A new report by Scotland’s Chief Statistician has revealed the number of people proceeded against in criminal courts in Scotland and the nature of the crimes they have been charged with.
Prison officers have revealed that the use of legal highs has sparked a sharp increase in violent crime in Scottish jails.
A recently published report has revealed that almost 3,000 individuals known to be involved in serious organized crime were arrested in Scotland last year.