Significant fall in religiously aggravated offences against Roman Catholics in Scotland

The moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland is a fuckin proddy?

From Justice Analytical Services, The Scottish Government’s Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2017-18:

  1. Roman Catholicism – 319 charges for 2017-18 – decrease of 17% from 384 charges in 2016-17.
  2. Protestantism – 174 charges in 2017-18 – small increase from 2016-17, 165 charges.
  3. Islam – 113 charges in 2016-17 and 115 in 2017-18.
  4. Judaism – 23 charges in 2016-17 and 21 in 2017-18.

https://beta.gov.scot/publications/religiously…scotland-2017-18/…/00536774.pdf

So, with offences against Protestantism, Islam and Judaism fairly stable and offences against Roman Catholicism falling by 17%, the overall picture in Scotland is of a significant fall in religiously aggravated offences. Meanwhile in England & Wales, religiously aggravated offences were up a massive 35% from 2015/16 to 2016/17.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652136/hate-crime-1617-hosb1717.pdf

Once more BBC Scotland missed the good news, ignored the context, and failed to headline:

Significant fall in religiously aggravated offences against Roman Catholics in Scotland

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Significant fall in religiously aggravated offences against Roman Catholics in Scotland

  1. Alasdair Macdonald June 16, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    I am surprised that they did not use ‘the tip of the iceberg’ principle: the broadcaster gets a ‘member of the public’ to say, “of course it’s just the tip of the iceberg” and this becomes an objective fact.

    The other version is to say, “Any time we reported such things before, nothing was done, so most victims are not wasting their time reporting it.”

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