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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527400

Summary of proceedings dealt with by courts, sentencing outcomes and characteristics of convicted offenders. Additional information on non-court penalties issued by the Police and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.

Executive Summary

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 measures available as alternatives to prosecution, which are issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Detailed figures for 2015-16 are presented, along with selected trends for the last ten years.