Date lodged: 12 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Crime Recording Board will publish its response to the research that it commissioned regarding the additional analysis of common assault offences, which it referred to in Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2015-16.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 26 January 2017
The response of the Scottish Crime Recording Board was published alongside the findings of the common assault research in the Recorded Crime in Scotland 2015-16 bulletin on 27 September 2016. This outlined that the board will reflect on the findings of the research and any impact this may have on how crimes and offences are grouped together for statistical purposes.