Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 24 Nov 2015
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.

Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2013-14
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Table 9: Main language of victims/complainers1 of racist incidents, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 1,2

Number

Language

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

English

4,238

4,770

5,058

3,880

3,846

3,559

3,399

4,022

3,263

3,494

Other

652

728

637

1,562

806

505

498

510

375

354

Unknown 2

169

322

268

348

1,343

1,719

2,009

1,779

1,674

1,778

Total

5,059

5,820

5,963

5,790

5,995

5,783

5,906

6,311

5,312

5,626

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 from 2008-09 onwards. Care should be taken when comparing across years


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