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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2012-13

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2012-13

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ISBN: 9781784120887

This bulletin forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system. Statistics are presented on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of non-court disposals issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service during the financial year 2012-13

Executive Summary

In 2012-13, the number of people proceeded against in Scottish courts fell by 7 per cent to 116,623 – the sixth consecutive annual fall since 2006-07 and the lowest figure seen within the ten year period covered in this bulletin. The number of people a charge proved in 2012-13 also fell by 7 per cent to 100,964 – at the same rate as the overall fall in proceedings