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New Scottish Government statistics on sexual crimes
The Scottish Government published new statistics on recorded crime in Scotland this week. These indicate that reported rapes rose by 19% during the year 2011-12, and collectively with attempted rapes, there was a rise of 13% in reported incidents of these crimes. The new and wider definition of rape which is included in the new Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act (which came into force in December 2010) means that it is likely that the rise in reported rape is due at least in part to the fact that some sexual crimes which would previously have been investigated as sexual assaults now constitute rape....

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