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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 3
Persons with a charge proved by type of court, 1996/97-2005/06

Type of court

Number

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

All court types 1

151,565

149,334

137,174

128,104

113,206

121,592

127,765

133,592

134,991

128,442

High Court 2,3

1,086

1,126

1,062

1,183

1,099

1,136

1,198

1,206

960

850

Sheriff Solemn

3,140

3,057

3,039

3,048

3,191

3,172

3,464

3,726

3,887

3,328

Sheriff Summary

81,833

79,093

75,323

71,865

66,852

73,072

81,371

81,317

82,145

78,683

District Court 4

65,506

66,056

57,750

52,007

42,062

44,208

41,732

47,340

47,998

45,579

Type of court

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

All court types 1

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

High Court 2,3

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Sheriff Solemn

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

Sheriff Summary

54

53

55

56

59

60

64

61

61

61

District Court 4

43

44

42

41

37

36

33

35

36

35

Index: 1996/97=100

Type of court

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

All court types 1

100

99

91

85

75

80

84

88

89

85

High Court 2,3

100

104

98

109

101

105

110

111

88

78

Sheriff Solemn

100

97

97

97

102

101

110

119

124

106

Sheriff Summary

100

97

92

88

82

89

99

99

100

96

District Court 4

100

101

88

79

64

67

64

72

73

70

1 Includes court type unknown.
2 Includes cases remitted to the High Court from the Sheriff court.
3 Figure for 2005/06 may be an underestimate due to late recording of disposals on SCRO.
4 Includes the stipendiary magistrates court in Glasgow.