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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Criminal Proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2008-09

DescriptionCriminal proceedings in Scottish Courts, 2008-09
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 09, 2010

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09 March 2010

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

ISSN 0264 1178 National Statistics logo
ISBN 978 0 7559 7763 5 (Web only publication)

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Contents

1. Introduction
2. Key Points for 2008-09
3. Review of this bulletin and associated changes
4. Summary Justice Reform
5. Commentary
5.1 Criminal Court Proceedings in Context
5.2 Persons Proceeded Against
5.3 Persons Convicted (by court and offence type)
5.4 Persons Convicted (by age and gender)
5.5 Sentencing
5.6 Characteristics of Individual Offenders
5.7 Bail and Undertakings
6. Bulletin Tables

Notes on Statistics Used in this Bulletin
Annex A - Data Sources
Annex B - Data Quality, Delays and Data Processing
Annex C - Understanding the Statistics in this Bulletin
Annex D - Definitions and Classifications

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

List of tables
Table 1 Summary of known action, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 2 Persons proceeded against by main crime/offence and estimated percentage outcome, 2008-09
Table 3 Persons with a charge proved by type of court, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 4(a) Persons with a charge proved by main crime/offence, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 4(b) Index of persons with a charge proved by main crime/offence, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 5 Persons with a charge proved per 1,000 population by sex and age
Table 6(a) Males with a charge proved by main crime/offence and age, 2008-09
Table 6(b) Females with a charge proved by main crime/offence and age, 2008-09
Table 7 Persons with a charge proved by main penalty, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 8(a) Persons with a charge proved by main crime/offence and main penalty, 2008-09
Table 8(b) Persons with a charge proved by main crime/offence and main penalty, 2008-09
Table 8(c) Persons with a charge proved by gender, main crime/offence and main penalty, 2008-09
Table 9 Percentage of persons receiving custodial sentences by main crime/offence, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 10(a) Persons receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and sentence length, 2008-09
Table 10(b) Persons receiving a custodial sentence by gender, main crime/offence, sentence length, 2008-09
Table 10(c) Average length of custodial sentence in days, by main crime/offence, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 11 Persons with a charge proved by main penalty, sex and age, 2008-09
Table 12 Persons with a charge proved by main penalty, sex and age, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Table 13 Individual offenders with at least one charge proved in 2008-09 for a crime or relevant offence, by sex, age and number of conviction
Table 14 Individual offenders with a charge proved for a crime/relevant offence in 2008-09, by sex, age and number and type of previous convictions
Table 15 Bail orders made by type of court, 2002-03 to 2008-09
Table 16 Bail orders made by sex and age, 2008-09
Table 17 Bail orders made by main charge, 2002-03 to 2006-07 & part of 2007-08
Table 18 Undertakings to appear in court, by sex and age, 2008-09
Table 19 Offences with a charge proved with a Bail Aggravator recorded, 2007-08 to 2008-09
Table 20 Bail-related Offences with a Charge Proved, 2003-04 to 2008-09

List of charts
Chart 1: Number of persons with a charge proved (or plea of guilty accepted) in Scottish Courts by main penalty, 1999-00 to 2008-09
Chart 2: Overview of action within the criminal justice system 2008-09
Chart 3: Average sentence length (excluding life sentences) and per cent of custody, by type of crime or offence, 2008-09
Chart 4: Average fine and per cent fined by type of crime or offence, 2008-09
Chart 5: Individual offenders per 10,000 population with one or more charges proved in court in 2008-09 for a crime or relevant offence
Chart 6: Comparison of Criminal History System and Scottish Court Service bail and undertaking data, 2008-09

Additional Datasets for Criminal Proceedings