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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 1
Summary of known action, 1996/97-2005/06

Thousands

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

Crimes and offences recorded by the police

Crimes 1

441

421

434

435

418

426

418

414

438

418

Offences

460

496

520

499

495

526

518

608

633

594

Crimes and offences cleared up by the police

Crimes 1

162

167

187

188

186

191

193

196

195

191

Offences

438

480

502

478

473

504

495

584

589

552

Crimes and offences dealt with by:

Offence referrals to Reporter to Children's Panel 2

28

28

28

31

27

29

30

34

36

38

Offences dealt with under Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme

28 5

31 5

35 5

31 5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Police conditional offers (Motor vehicle Offences)

124

124

152

168

160

175

161

231

281

241

Procurator Fiscal action 6

Total reports received 3

282

289

295

286

281

276

308

325

328

339

Fiscal warnings

19

23

22

18

19

19

16

22

32

33

Conditional offers (Motor vehicle offences) 4

8

8

9

8

7

8

6

9

10

10

Fiscal fines 4

14

19

19

16

18

20

24

30

23

18

Diversion

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

No proceedings

38

35

41

44

44

43

51

44

61

49

Persons proceeded against in court

174

171

156

148

132

140

138 5

147 5

149 5

142 5

1 Excludes the offence of offending while on bail, which ceased to be a separate offence from April 1996.
2 Includes referrals from the procurator fiscal; a referral may relate to more than one offence.
3 Includes reports on deaths etc.
4 From 1 April 1996, these figures relate to offers accepted rather than offers made.
5 Includes estimated data.
6 Figures shown for 1996/97 and 1997/98 are for calendar years 1996 and 1997.