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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 4(a)
Persons with a charge proved by main crime/offence, 1996/97-2005/06

Main Crime or Offence

1996/97

1997/98

1998/99

1999/00

2000/01

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06 1

% change
04/05-05/06

All offences
proved, 05/06 1,2

All crimes and offences

151,565

149,334

137,174

128,104

113,206

121,592

127,765

133,592

134,991

128,442

-5

176,598

All crimes

49,991

48,062

46,295

42,312

39,680

42,111

42,802

43,340

44,693

41,580

-7

57,754

Non-sexual crimes of violence

2,002

2,039

2,000

2,003

1,976

2,088

2,379

2,584

2,415

2,077

-14

2,284

Homicide

119

104

92

105

100

100

99

126

140

104

-26

104

Serious assault and attempted murder

954

1,039

1,036

1,053

1,089

1,171

1,360

1,473

1,369

1,271

-7

1,337

Robbery

720

666

652

659

603

626

681

684

608

442

-27

543

Other

209

230

220

186

184

191

239

301

298

260

-13

300

Crimes of indecency

938

1,329

1,280

790

633

613

560

664

804

837

4

1,122

Rape and attempted rape

57

55

58

48

52

67

54

57

68

59

-13

72

Indecent assault

67

91

83

84

60

48

65

93

88

84

-5

116

Lewd and indecent behaviour

292

343

320

302

256

297

272

296

320

314

-2

523

Other

522

840

819

356

265

201

169

218

328

380

16

411

Crimes of dishonesty

26,779

25,272

24,726

22,652

20,571

21,536

21,700

19,887

19,659

17,485

-11

25,181

Housebreaking

3,736

3,174

3,071

2,860

2,676

2,672

2,752

2,508

2,373

1,989

-16

2,608

Theft by opening a lockfast place

2,362

1,940

1,770

1,614

1,504

1,478

1,448

1,288

1,194

922

-23

1,826

Theft of a motor vehicle

2,313

2,006

1,882

1,536

1,426

1,386

1,486

1,268

1,098

957

-13

1,874

Shoplifting

7,197

7,313

7,559

7,753

7,345

8,366

8,826

8,123

8,424

7,928

-6

9,333

Other theft

6,031

5,866

5,796

5,026

4,303

4,234

3,783

3,521

3,550

3,096

-13

4,463

Fraud

1,956

1,992

1,920

1,595

1,448

1,479

1,459

1,444

1,354

1,185

-12

2,997

Other

3,184

2,981

2,728

2,268

1,869

1,921

1,946

1,735

1,666

1,408

-15

2,080

Fire-raising, vandalism, etc

5,211

4,871

4,591

3,979

3,942

4,051

4,212

4,757

5,026

4,800

-4

6,422

Fire-raising

146

112

125

102

109

125

147

168

192

173

-10

238

Vandalism, etc

5,065

4,759

4,466

3,877

3,833

3,926

4,065

4,589

4,834

4,627

-4

6,184

Other crimes

15,061

14,551

13,698

12,888

12,558

13,823

13,951

15,448

16,789

16,381

-2

22,745

Crimes against public justice

6,553

5,096

4,776

4,589

4,929

5,257

5,048

5,290

5,764

5,598

-3

9,088

Handling an offensive weapon

2,309

2,173

2,033

2,118

2,340

2,633

2,771

2,875

3,447

3,392

-2

3,887

Drugs

6,162

7,236

6,861

6,158

5,279

5,913

6,108

7,254

7,547

7,284

-3

9,656

Other

37

46

28

23

10

20

24

29

31

107

245

114

All offences

101,574

101,272

90,879

85,792

73,526

79,481

84,963

90,252

90,298

86,862

-4

118,844

Miscellaneous offences

45,599

45,816

39,241

34,189

33,262

34,660

37,007

39,630

42,801

42,379

-1

52,204

Common assault

12,387

12,441

11,677

10,749

10,270

10,822

11,745

12,316

13,570

13,955

3

18,187

Breach of the peace

19,292

19,355

17,156

14,023

13,031

13,950

14,384

15,050

16,167

16,346

1

24,287

Drunkenness

1,028

937

626

454

430

374

370

418

311

290

-7

427

Breach of social work orders

3,260

3,765

4,217

4,684

4,611

4,509

4,945

5,095

5,317

4,141

-22

-

Other

9,632

9,318

5,565

4,279

4,920

5,005

5,563

6,751

7,436

7,647

3

9,303

Motor vehicle offences

55,975

55,456

51,638

51,603

40,264

44,821

47,956

50,622

47,497

44,483

-6

66,640

Dangerous and careless driving

4,825

4,577

3,764

3,431

2,561

3,319

3,628

4,118

3,810

3,568

-6

4,751

Drunk driving

8,367

8,173

7,290

7,366

6,265

6,538

9,508

8,158

8,001

7,884

-1

8,727

Speeding

12,141

12,220

12,971

15,293

9,427

9,988

9,832

12,700

13,537

12,111

-11

12,416

Unlawful use of vehicle

19,870

20,052

18,662

16,950

15,987

18,553

19,192

19,563

16,690

14,402

-14

30,072

Vehicle defect offences

3,221

3,198

2,470

2,075

1,302

1,252

1,510

1,859

1,791

1,633

-9

3,020

Other

7,551

7,236

6,481

6,488

4,722

5,171

4,286

4,224

3,668

4,885

33

7,654

** Breaches not counted as individual offences
1 Figures for some categories dealt with by the High Court - including homicide, rape and major drug cases - may be underestimated slightly due to late recording of disposals on SCRO.
2 Whether or not the main crime/offence involved.