Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 24 Nov 2015
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781785448584

This bulletin presents statistics on racist incidents recorded by Police Scotland in 2013-14.

Racist incidents reported to the police may involve one or more victims/ complainers, one or more perpetrators, and may result in one or more crimes or offences being recorded.

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Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2013-14
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Table 6: Racist incidents recorded, by category of person making initial report, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 1,2

  Number
Reporter 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Victim/complainer 1 3,833 4,391 4,373 3,987 3,737 2,867 2,778 2,800 2,353 3,156
Police 158 220 350 518 671 329 355 462 400 574
Third party agency report 31 74 38 50 73 80 67 68 52 57
Witness 282 213 331 404 419 356 453 574 459 483
Other 215 214 230 285 230 170 175 148 154 266
Unknown 2 - - - 3 15 1,158 1,083 1,337 1,210 271
Total 4,519 5,112 5,322 5,247 5,145 4,960 4,911 5,389 4,628 4,807

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. The number of unknowns was higher between 2009-10 and 2012-13. Care should be taken when comparing across years.


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