Racially motivated offences in Scotland 2005-2019

This statistic shows racially aggravated offences recorded by the police in Scotland from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2019. The peak of such incidents was in 2008/09 with 4,564 racially motivated offences. Since that date, the figures show a year on year decline to the lowest figure in 2018/19, at 1,744 racially aggravated offences recorded in this year.

Number of police recorded racially aggravated offences in Scotland from 2005/06 to 2018/19*

Number of offences
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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures are made up of 'racially aggravated harassment' and 'racially aggravated conduct' offences.

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