MBM statement on recording in the Scottish Criminal Justice System

Recorded crime statistics allows stakeholders, policy-makers and researchers to analyse and monitor offending trends, develop our understanding of offending behaviours, and to target resources and services. To ensure these statistics are valid, reliable and consistent, the data criteria of what…

Call for an independent review into how public authorities record sex and gender identity

Statistics are an essential part of government and parliamentary democracy. They provide government and those involved in delivering public services with information to plan and monitor policies and decisions, and to allocate resources. Statistics are also used to support business…