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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

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Table 8(c): People convicted by gender, main crime/offence and main penalty, 2015-16

Main crime or offence Male Female
Total (percentages) Total (percentages)
Custody Community sentence Monetary Other Custody Community sentence Monetary Other
All crimes and offences 83,021 15 19 51 15 16,929 7 18 46 28
All crimes 29,902 28 27 27 19 5,819 14 26 24 36
Non-sexual crimes of violence 1,535 62 30 5 2 230 29 47 7 17
Homicide etc 69 80 16 4 - 15 40 47 7 7
Attempted murder and serious assault 1,030 59 35 6 * 82 33 50 11 6
Robbery 333 80 14 2 4 46 63 28 2 7
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 103 28 52 7 13 87 5 55 7 33
Sexual crimes 1,086 35 53 8 4 70 6 14 20 60
Rape and attempted rape 104 91 9 - - - - - - -
Sexual assault 276 43 50 4 3 3 67 33 - -
Crimes associated with prostitution 32 3 - 88 9 54 - 7 22 70
Other sexual crimes 674 24 64 7 5 13 15 38 15 31
Crimes of dishonesty 8,969 36 25 20 19 2,611 17 26 23 33
Housebreaking 830 63 29 3 4 23 30 61 4 4
Theft by opening lockfast places 181 38 38 16 8 16 25 25 25 25
Theft from a motor vehicle 99 39 34 10 16 1 - 100 - -
Theft of a motor vehicle 287 33 38 21 8 11 - 27 55 18
Shoplifting 4,719 33 20 22 25 1,864 17 22 23 38
Other theft 1,702 32 28 24 16 389 16 30 24 30
Fraud 366 36 27 29 8 178 18 41 29 12
Other dishonesty 785 37 33 18 12 129 17 47 19 16
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 1,931 18 30 36 16 298 6 28 32 35
Fire-raising 94 41 37 12 10 21 48 38 10 5
Vandalism etc. 1,837 16 30 37 16 277 3 27 33 37
Other crimes 16,381 20 25 33 22 2,610 11 25 25 39
Crimes against public justice 8,584 22 26 23 29 1,611 12 23 18 46
Handling offensive weapons 1,357 36 41 16 8 136 18 50 9 24
Drugs 6,331 15 20 49 16 821 10 23 40 27
Other crime 109 32 27 21 20 42 10 43 14 33
All offences 53,119 8 15 64 13 11,110 3 14 58 25
Miscellaneous offences 25,855 15 27 35 23 5,805 6 24 28 43
Common assault 9,506 18 32 33 17 2,573 7 25 28 40
Breach of the peace etc. 13,918 14 24 35 27 2,380 5 18 27 50
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 125 2 4 47 47 23 4 4 35 57
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 2,306 13 24 42 22 829 5 35 30 30
Motor vehicle offences 27,264 2 4 92 3 5,305 * 3 92 5
Dangerous and careless driving 2,972 5 7 86 2 600 * 4 93 3
Driving under the influence 2,870 3 16 80 1 669 1 18 80 1
Speeding 10,588 - * 99 1 1,777 - - 100 *
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 5,053 4 5 82 10 1,278 * 1 85 14
Vehicle defect offences 1,403 - * 93 6 131 - 1 89 11
Other motor vehicle offences1 4,378 * 1 97 3 850 - * 96 4

1. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.