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Justice Secretary pledges to tackle persistent violence

Scotland's Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has vowed to "root out persistent violence" after figures showed that repeat victims suffer over half of all violent crime. Mr Yousaf said that violent offending had fallen by half in the last ten years, but insisted that officials had not become complacent.

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Rise in Glasgow drug deaths linked to 'street Valium'

Drugs that have been illegally made and sold as Valium are being closely linked to an ‘unprecedented’ number of fatal overdoses in Glasgow, according to the city’s NHS addiction services.

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Homicide cases decrease by 5%

According to Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the number of homicides committed in Scotland decreased from 5% in the year 2017-18 when compared to the same period in 2016-17. 59 murders were committed in the country in 2017-18, which is a significant decrease from 62 the previous year.

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Scotland experiences sharp rise in financial crime

According to Police Scotland’s Management Information Report, Scotland experienced an increase in financial crimes and incidents of fraud of over a third, when comparing the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 to the Q1 of last year.

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New Report Makes Recommendations for Disability and Criminal Law

A recent report published by the Criminal Justice Disability Project has made a number of exciting recommendations which could change practices in criminal law concerning those with disabilities.

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Court Service Acts to Recover Unpaid Fines

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has issued a reminder of the powers it has available to recover unpaid criminal fines

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Tackling Serious and Organised Crime in Glasgow

Police Scotland has announced a new initiative to tackle the activities of serious and organised crime groups in Glasgow, including drugs offences, fraud and cybercrime. 

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Police Back Initiative to Raise Awareness of Stalking

Police Scotland has announced that it is taking part in National Stalking Awareness Week, which is running from 16th – 20th April. 

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Government Announces New Measures to Tackle Sectarianism

The Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, has announced that an independent working group is to be established to look at the scope for establishing a legal definition of ‘sectarianism’ in Scots Law - potentially making it easier for police and prosecutors to tackle sectarian related crimes

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Director Prosecuted for Falsifying Company Information

In an interesting case recently reported by Companies House, a company director has been fined for deliberately falsifying information about his firms in what is thought to be the first-ever conviction of its kind. 

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