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UN Express Concern Over Police Scotland’s Stop-and-Search Powers

Police Scotland’s stop-and-search policy has been criticised in a report by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

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Police Scotland Criticised Over Lack Of Crime Report

Police Scotland have been criticised in the Scottish Parliament for failing to disclose a crime report.

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One Year Old Stopped in Stop-and-Search

Almost 20,000 people were stopped and searched by police in 2014, with a one-year-old being stopped in North Ayrshire as part of police strategic tactics to prevent crime.

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Police Scotland Stop and Search Rates Almost Nine Times Higher Than NYPD

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) have discovered that the rate of searches carried out by Police Scotland, per 10,000 people is nearly nine times higher than that carried out in in the New York Police Department (NYPD) 

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Stop and search statistics

Police Scotland have announced that despite a small decrease (0.2%) in the number of stop and searches carried out from April to December last year, there has been a marked increase in the number of positive results, up from 13.9% to 19.7%.

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