Sacro helps create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland.

From providing conflict resolution that prevents disputes from escalating to supporting prisoners on release, we'll work with you to repair harm and reduce conflict and reoffending.


Criminal Justice

Our Criminal Justice services help reduce offending in communities. Find out more

Youth Justice

Our Youth Justice Services offer support to those affected by and responsible for harm. Find out more

Mediation

Our skilled Community Mediators deal with local disputes and help make communities safe. Find out more

Working together to keep communities safe

Posted on 24th November 2016
Scottish Government logo

Scotland’s new approach to community justice.

A bold new strategy seeking to break the cycle of offending by strengthening community justice has been announced by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson.

Tackling offending through early intervention, identifying the reasons why people offend in the first place, and helping people reintegrate into the community after custody, is at the heart of the new approach.

Did you know...

Scottish Prison Service figures show a 1% fall in the average prison population between 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Find out more

In 2013-14, Scottish police forces recorded 374 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, an increase of 2% from 2012-13.

Find out more

The average number of reconvictions per offender has decreased by 16% in the past decade.

Find out more

For those who are convicted in court and sentenced to custody, the average sentence in 2014-15 was around 285 days.

Find out more

Hate crime charges aggravated by religious prejudice rose by 3% to 581 in 2015-16.

Find out more

Hate crime charges reported which were aggravated by sexual orientation increased by 20% in 2015-16 to 1,020.

Find out more

There were 57 homicide victims recorded by the police in Scotland in 2015-16, a 52% decrease from 2006-07

Find out more

In 2015-16 there were 58,104 incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland a decrease of 3.0% from 2014-15

Find out more

There were an estimated 688,000 crimes in 2014/15, a decrease of 16% since 2012/13, and by 34% since 2008/09

Find out more

The risk of being a victim of any crime is higher for adults living in the 15% most deprived areas (21.2%), compared to elsewhere in Scotland (13.4%)

Find out more

70% of Scots agree that community sentencing is an effective way of dealing with less serious crime

Find out more

On average, almost 20% of people in prison in Scotland are there without conviction. (p74)

Find out more

Recorded crime in Scotland is now at its lowest level since 1974

Find out more

Follow us on Twitter

Our Newsletter

To keep up to date with what we're doing, who we're working with and what problems we're solving subscribe to our newsletter.

* indicates required