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Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2015-16

Published: 10 Jun 2016
ISBN:
9781786523020

Analysis of charges reported under the act to provide information about the nature of the religiously aggravated offending charges, the accused and the victims of incidents.

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Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2015-16
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. There were 63 'religious' charges under the Offensive Behaviour legislation . The religious element in 13 of these charges was included as a section 74 religious aggravation. The other 50 charges involved the religious element within the main charge, so these represent 'additional' charges.

2. One religious official was the victim of a religiously aggravated incident in 2014-15.

3. See: http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/pubCriminalProceedings

4. See: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2003/7/section/74

5. Previous 'Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland' reports available at http://www.gov.scot/Publications

6. See: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2012/1/contents/enacted

7. There were 63 'religious' charges under the Offensive Behaviour legislation. The religious element in 13 of these charges was included as a 74 religious aggravation. The other 50 charges involved the religious element within the main charge, so these represent 'additional' charges.

8. 'Main street' refers to a public street in a town or city centre and is used in this report, and the previous analysis, to distinguish between these areas and residential/suburban areas.

9. The 'association with football' also took into consideration language that referred to a particular football team or relevance to football songs or regalia/symbols.

10. One religious official was the victim of a religiously aggravated incident in 2014-15.

11. http://www.crownoffice.gov.uk/publications/publications

12. See: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubCriminalProceedings

13. Community penalty‟ included a community service order and community payback order.

14. 'Other' disposals in 2015-16 include admonishments, absolute discharge and one case of insanity.


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