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

Bright Choices for Victims of Honour Abuse

Posted on 21st November 2014
Bright Choices to support victims of honour abuse

A project supporting victims of honour abuse is to be set up in Edinburgh amid a rise in the number of reported cases. It follows a survey that suggests the offence is accepted by a significant number of families in Edinburgh's black and ethnic minority communities. The support project was set up by Sacro, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council and the charity Multi-Cultural Family Base, following consultation with Police Scotland

So-called honour crime is when a family member abuses a relative they believe has shamed the family or community.

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Violent Crime is at it's Lowest Level in Scotland Since 1974.

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The official capacity for all 15 Scottish prisons is 8,155 (2014)

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45% of prisoners reported being drunk at the time of their offence (2013).

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Over 15% of people in prison in Scotland are there without conviction (17/01/2014)

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24% of respondents to the 2011 prisoner survey had been seen by mental health staff

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Since 1969, 23% of court convictions have been for breach of the peace.

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Nearly one-tenth of the adult female population in Scotland is likely to have at least one criminal conviction.

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Over one-third of the adult male population in Scotland is likely to have at least one criminal conviction.

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The total population of prisoners in custody in Scotland is 7,760 (17/01/2014)

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Reoffending among under 21's in Scotland is 34.1% - the lowest level ever recorded

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Scottish reconviction rates have fallen to their lowest levels in 14 years

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In Scotland the age of criminal responsibility is eight years, but the minimum age for prosecution is now 12

5.7% of Scotland's prison population is female

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100% of feedback from training with the Scottish Community Mediation Centre was positive (2012/2013)

Sacro services received 9,370 referrals during 2012/2013

In 2012/2013 the Scottish Community Mediation Centre trained 72 mediators in basic mediation skills

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Recorded crime in Scotland is now at its lowest level for 39 years

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101 is the new number to contact Police Scotland when you don't need an emergency response

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The Scottish prison population is predicted to rise to 9,500 by 2020-21

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The total number of crimes recorded by the police in 2012/13 was 13% lower than in 2011/12

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

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Sacro Mediation Services helped to resolve conflict with 2,313 households across Scotland (2012/2013)

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