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Title: Charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2016-17, Scottish Government Social Research
Author(s): Foster, Rebecca
Myant, Katherine
Citation: Foster R & Myant K (2017) Charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2016-17, Scottish Government Social Research. Scottish Government. Social Research series. Edinburgh. https://www.gov.scot/publications/charges-reported-under-offensive-behaviour-football-threatening-communications-scotland-act/
Issue Date: 9-Jun-2017
Series/Report no.: Social Research series
Abstract: First paragraph: In 2016-17, there were 377 charges under section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 (the Act), reported by the police to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service ( COPFS). This is an increase of 32% on the 286 charges reported in 2015-16 and the highest number of 'offensive behaviour at football' charges since the Act was introduced. The increase is explained by the 140 charges associated with the Rangers v Hibernian Scottish Cup Final fixture held at Hampden stadium on 21 st May 2016.
Type: Research Report
URL: https://www.gov.scot/publications/charges-reported-under-offensive-behaviour-football-threatening-communications-scotland-act/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/29769
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Affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences
Scottish Government

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