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 8B: Further breakdown of ethnic group of victims/complainers of racist incidents for selected legacy force areas in Scotland, 2013-14 1,2,3,4,5

2013-14

Ethnic Group - 21-Group Classification

Count

% break-down

Scottish White

535

19%

English White

166

6%

Welsh White

8

0%

Northern Irish White

20

1%

British White

148

5%

Irish White

32

1%

Gypsy/Traveller White

7

0%

Polish White

265

9%

Other White

229

8%

Mixed or multiple ethnic groups

72

3%

Pakistani, Pakistani Scottish or Pakistani British

457

16%

Indian, Indian Scottish or Indian British

136

5%

Bangladeshi, Bangladeshi Scottish or Bangladeshi British

38

1%

Chinese, Chinese Scottish or Chinese British

56

2%

Other Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British

228

8%

African, African Scottish or African British

221

8%

Caribbean, Caribbean Scottish or Caribbean British

81

3%

Black, Black Scottish or Black British

38

1%

Other African, Caribbean or Black - please state

11

0%

Arab, Arab Scottish, Arab British

42

1%

Other

58

2%

Unknown

376

-

Total for selected areas in Scotland

3,224

100%

1. Data covers legacy force areas of Central, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Grampian, Lothian & Borders, Northern and Tayside. Strathclyde data is not included.

2. Users are advised not to use this data as a proxy for Scotland. Strathclyde legacy force area accounts for 43% (2,061) of all racist incidents in Scotland. Due to its population size, (42% of the Scottish population) and diverse ethnic breakdown of population, it is possible that inclusion of Strathclyde could alter this distribution considerably.

3. 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.

4. Data from previous years is not included due to comparability issues brought about by any changes in police recording.

5. See Section 5.2 for further details on ethnic group classifications


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