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Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2013-14

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Table 8A: Ethnic group of victims/complainers1 of racist incidents, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 1,2,3,4

Number

Ethnic Group2,3

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

White British

826

1,030

983

1,030

1,095

1,158

1,048

1,295

1,139

1,423

White Irish

63

91

139

121

124

87

131

95

75

70

Gypsy/Traveller, Polish White and Other White

130

122

414

477

509

534

546

700

706

663

Mixed

127

149

170

152

150

129

248

151

173

153

Pakistani

1,773

1,545

1,833

1,654

1,584

1,458

1,376

1,357

1,155

1,107

Indian

443

431

507

488

609

557

536

486

367

340

Bangladeshi

67

26

67

48

54

62

95

57

43

41

Chinese

151

153

183

117

152

127

110

153

84

95

Other Asian

508

984

532

559

505

497

503

520

395

405

African

321

325

404

443

478

505

416

539

476

452

Caribbean

92

171

59

53

59

46

46

35

24

88

Other Black

118

68

111

181

160

115

249

174

140

147

Other

295

379

339

290

290

323

335

327

227

246

Unknown

145

346

222

177

226

185

267

422

308

396

Total

5,059

5,820

5,963

5,790

5,995

5,783

5,906

6,311

5,312

5,626

Number, Percentage & Rate

Ethnic Group

2013-14

% breakdown (where known) 2013-14

Rate per 10,000 population (2013-14) based on 2011 Census 3

White British

1,423

27.2

2.9

White Irish, Gypsy/Traveller, Polish White and Other White

733

14.0

33.1

Pakistani

1,107

21.2

224.2

Indian

340

6.5

104.0

Bangladeshi, Chinese & Other Asian

541

10.3

92.3

African, Caribbean & Other Black

687

13.1

189.9

Mixed & Other

399

7.6

116.9

Unknown

396

-

-

Total

5,626

100.0

10.6

1. The victim/complainer is the person who perceived the incident to be racist. The complainer may not necessarily be the person(s) at whom the racist incident was targeted. See Section 2.7 for more.

2. See Section 5.2 for further details on ethnic group classifications and a further breakdown for certain areas in Scotland is included in Table 8B.

3. From 2009-10 to 2013-14, legacy forces moved from a 13-group classification to a 21-group classification. During this transition period, a number of categories changed unexpectedly; especially around the 'Other White' and 'White British' categories. Caution is urged when comparing across years.

4. Population estimates taken from the 2011 Scottish Census published by NRS, www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk