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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 15
Bail orders made(1)(2) by main charge, 2001/02-2005/06

Year

Non-sexual
crimes of
violence

Crimes of
indecency

Crimes of
dishonesty

Fire-raising
vandalism
etc.

Handling an
offensive
weapon

Drug
offences

Other
crimes(3)

Common
Assault

Breach of
the peace

Miscellaneous
offences(4)

Motor
vehicle
offences

Total(5)

Number:

2001/02

3,328

573

11,318

2,114

1,673

2,322

3,848

6,211

3,346

1,372

3,783

39,959

2002/03

3,892

741

13,010

2,565

1,976

2,731

4,246

7,567

4,281

1,863

4,271

47,270

2003/04

4,052

876

12,348

2,978

2,328

3,116

4,644

8,568

4,837

2,256

4,487

50,718

2004/05

4,239

984

12,207

3,323

2,632

3,341

4,516

9,890

5,776

2,508

3,825

53,438

2005/06

4,167

1,126

11,630

3,599

2,820

3,532

5,344

10,955

6,682

3,027

3,820

56,913

percentage change from 2004/05 to 2005/06

-2

14

-5

8

7

6

18

11

16

21

0

7

Index (2001/02=100):

2001/02

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

2002/03

117

129

115

121

118

118

110

122

128

136

113

118

2003/04

122

153

109

141

139

134

121

138

145

164

119

127

2004/05

127

172

108

157

157

144

117

159

173

183

101

134

2005/06

125

197

103

170

169

152

139

176

200

221

101

142

Bail orders made as a percentage of crimes cleared up

2001/02

36

12

13

10

19

6

19

15

5

4

1

6

2002/03

42

14

15

12

21

7

19

18

6

5

1

7

2003/04

46

17

15

12

26

7

18

19

7

5

1

7

2004/05

49

18

16

12

28

8

18

19

7

5

1

7

2005/06

51

23

17

12

30

8

20

22

8

6

1

8

1. Excludes modifications to existing bail orders, persons counted once only where more than one bail order on same day
2. The recording of bail orders has improved over time, so some caution is needed when comparing changes from earlier years
3. Includes crimes against public order, prevention of terrorism acts and crimes against public justice etc
4. Includes racially aggravated harassment / conduct, drunkenness, offences by licensed persons etc
5. Includes in 2005-06, 9 persons where main offence not known, and 202 persons where bail was granted following the lodging of an appeal. Other years also include some numbers of these cases.