Jails in Scotland less violent than in England and Wales, figures show

Statistics from Holyrood reveal 73% fewer incidents of violence in Scottish prisons than in English and Welsh last year

Scottish prisons are significantly less violent than jails in England and Wales, with lower rates of inmate aggression, according to statistics released by the Scottish parliament.

Figures compiled by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre revealed that last year there were 73% fewer outbreaks of violence in Scottish jails than in prisons in England and Wales.

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