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Criminal Law news & updates from Martin, Johnstone & Socha's expert criminal defence solicitors.

The Number of Online Sex Crimes Committed in Scotland has Soared in the Last 3 Years

New research has found that the number of sexual cyber crimes which are recorded by police has increased dramatically over the last 3 years.

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Figures Reveal Rise in Sexual Cyber-Crime

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has recently published its latest figures on the number of recorded crimes in Scotland. 

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Sex Crimes on the Rise across the UK

There were more than 100,000 sexual assaults across the UK in the last year according to official statistics on criminal offences.

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Recorded Crime in Scotland at 41-year-low

Police Scotland statistics has revealed that crime in Scotland has reached a 41-year-low with crimes being at their lowest level since 1974.

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Increase In The Number Of Sex Re-Offenders

Newly published figures have shown that a stark increase in the number of sexual offenders re-offending once they are released from prison. 

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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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MPs Call For Anonymity For Sex Offenders

A group of MPs have stated that those arrested for sexual offences have the right to remain anonymous until they are charged. 

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. 

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Scots Human Trafficking Law To Offer Protection From Forced Crimes

A new law is being debated in the Scottish Parliament, which offers victims of sexual trafficking protection if they are prosecuted for committing crimes they were forced to do. 

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Police Officer to be Jailed for Sex Attack

 

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Crime Trends in Scotland Published

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:

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Rise in Reporting of Sexual Crime

There has been an increase in the number of sexual crimes, including rape, reported to the police, according to a recent report from Police Scotland.

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Man sentenced for sexual assaults

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.

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Satellite tracking of offenders

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.

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