Race crimes proceeded in court in Scotland 2008 to 2019

This graph shows the number of charges of race crimes which were proceeded in court in Scotland from April 2008 to March 2019. A trend of decreasing figures can be found in throughout this period, with the number of proceedings reaching their lowest level in 2018/19, amounting to 2,325.

Number of race crimes proceeded in court per year in Scotland from April 2008 to March 2019

Number of race crimes*
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Release date

June 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

April 1st, 2008 to March 31st, 2019

Supplementary notes

*Race crime is defined as any charge of racially aggravated harassment and behavior in terms of Section 50A of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 or Section 18, 19 or 23(1)a of the Public Order Act 1980 or any racial aggravation in terms of Section 96 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

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