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Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2005/06

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Table 20
Vehicles, offences and penalties, 1996/97 - 2005/06

Year

Thousands

Number of
vehicles
currently
licensed at
31 December 1

Offences
recorded
by the
police

Recorded
offences
per 1,000
vehicles
licensed

Offences
where
charge
proved
in court

Fiscal
conditional
offers for
motor
vehicle
offences 2

Police
conditional
offers of
fixed
penalties
sent 3

Vehicle
defect
rectification
scheme 3

Police fixed
penalties
issued:
stationary
motor vehicle
offences 3

1996/97

1,966

311

158

86

8

124

28

440

1997/98

2,023

340

168

86

8

124

31 4

439

1998/99

2,073

367

177

78

9

152

35 4

397

1999/00

2,131

347

163

74

9

168 4

31 4

296 4

2000/01

2,188

340

155

68

8

160 4

n/a

186 4

2001/02

2,262

363

160

68

8

175

n/a

180 4

2002/03

2,330

348

149

74

6

161

n/a

164 4

2003/04

2,383

427

179

78

8

231

n/a

143

2004/05

2,448

419

171

72

10

281

n/a

106

2005/06

2,531

374

148

67

10

241

n/a

99

1 Estimates from the Vehicle Information Database.
2 Reports to the Procurators Fiscal disposed of by a conditional offer. From 1 April 1996, these figures relate to offers accepted rather than offers made.
3 From 1996/97 to 2003/04 data are on a calendar year basis - 1996/97=1996, etc.
4 Includes estimated data.