Scotland’s Chief Statistician has recently published its latest figures on the number of recorded crimes in Scotland.
There were more than 100,000 sexual assaults across the UK in the last year according to official statistics on criminal offences.
Police Scotland statistics has revealed that crime in Scotland has reached a 41-year-low with crimes being at their lowest level since 1974.
Newly published figures have shown that a stark increase in the number of sexual offenders re-offending once they are released from prison.
Police Scotland have been criticised in the Scottish Parliament for failing to disclose a crime report.
The group who were reviewing previous examples of high profile individuals accused stated that there should be a no tolerance policy on police officers leaking information.
Police Scotland have published information detailing the numbers of crimes committed in different areas of Scotland.
The information, gathered from policing management data systems, is not official recorded crime statistics but indicates that:
At Martin Johnston & Socha we like to keep up-to-date with cases passing through the criminal courts, so we were interested to read that a 62 year old man was recently sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for sexually assaulting three women.
The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to use GPS satellite tracking to track the whereabouts of sex offenders, including those convicted of sex crimes. It launched the plans this week.