(c) IT Security Guru
From Insider, two days ago:
‘High-value fraud losses halved across Scotland. KPMG found money lost to alleged fraud in cases worth £100k or more has fallen from £3.8m in the first half of 2017 to £1.8m in the first six months of this year.’
More dramatically, though, we see that the nine Scottish cases of high-value fraud accounted for less than 0.5% of the £895 million total across the UK!
Does this suggest, at least in part, that white-collar crime, like other forms of crime, is falling in Scotland but not elsewhere in the UK and, so, points once more to differences of the kind we might expect to see in a country thinking it should run its own show?
Here’s the evidence that crime generally is falling in Scotland but not elsewhere:
Staggering drop in Scottish youth crime after Jack McConnell quits reported by only Northern Echo and Evening Times
Serious violent crime soars in broken Tory England but falls in SNP Scotland
Retired Professor fails BBC Reporting Scotland Editor on Organised Crime research
Racial hate crime continues to fall in Scotland as it soars in England and Wales, but BBC Scotland finds suitable distraction
And, here’s evidence of other differences:
More evidence of a difference that makes a difference as ‘Half of Scots pledge to donate organs after their death’?
Scottish Nationalism is a very different and a better thing than English/British Nationalism and, at last, BBC Scotland seems to have faced up to the fact.
BBC News tries to spread knife crime crisis into Scotland to tell us: ‘You’re no different. Don’t get any ideas!’
SNP moves to finally put an end to foxes’agony being ripped apart by hounds as the English Tories plan a return to the unspeakable business. Different again?
8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?
Racial hate crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland: Who says we’re not different?
Young Syrian refugees happier in Scotland than in the non-Scottish parts of the UK. More evidence of difference?
Why are prison officers staying in post in Scotland as they flee the tide of violence and self-harm in England and Wales?
Another wee difference as Scottish consumers seem more willing to pay more for ethical goods?
8% of the population but 11.8% of the charitable donations – ‘punching above our weight?’
Have ten years of progressive SNP policies made Scots more optimistic?