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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

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Table 2(a): People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and outcome of court proceedings, 2015-161

Main crime or offence PNGA2,3 or deserted 4 Acquitted not guilty Acquitted not proven Charge proved Total
All crimes and offences 9,044 6,633 1,173 99,950 116,800
All crimes 3,966 1,860 452 35,721 41,999
Non-sexual crimes of violence 289 429 144 1,765 2,627
Homicide etc - 16 11 84 111
Attempted murder and serious assault 177 341 103 1,112 1,733
Robbery 77 40 20 379 516
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 35 32 10 190 267
Sexual crimes 94 240 116 1,156 1,606
Rape and attempted rape 6 60 46 104 216
Sexual assault 22 107 40 279 448
Crimes associated with prostitution 13 12 6 86 117
Other sexual crimes 53 61 24 687 825
Crimes of dishonesty 1,284 303 41 11,580 13,208
Housebreaking 119 28 12 853 1,012
Theft by opening lockfast places 29 8 1 197 235
Theft from a motor vehicle 17 2 - 100 119
Theft of a motor vehicle 86 25 4 298 413
Shoplifting 471 24 1 6,583 7,079
Other theft 311 137 11 2,091 2,550
Fraud 108 23 1 544 676
Other dishonesty 143 56 11 914 1,124
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 271 190 18 2,229 2,708
Fire-raising 14 9 4 115 142
Vandalism etc. 257 181 14 2,114 2,566
Other crimes 2,028 698 133 18,991 21,850
Crimes against public justice 1,014 354 45 10,195 11,608
Handling offensive weapons 135 195 62 1,493 1,885
Drugs 871 138 26 7,152 8,187
Other crime 8 11 - 151 170
All offences 5,078 4,773 721 64,229 74,801
Miscellaneous offences 3,507 3,886 627 31,660 39,680
Common assault 1,684 2,268 336 12,079 16,367
Breach of the peace etc. 1,538 1,333 246 16,298 19,415
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 14 3 - 148 165
Urinating etc. 1 1 - 29 31
Other miscellaneous 270 281 45 3,106 3,702
Motor vehicle offences 1,571 887 94 32,569 35,121
Dangerous and careless driving 144 241 35 3,572 3,992
Driving under the influence 70 103 20 3,539 3,732
Speeding 181 75 4 12,365 12,625
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 695 52 5 6,331 7,083
Vehicle defect offences 101 23 - 1,534 1,658
Seat belt offences 26 18 2 481 527
Mobile phone offences 117 229 18 2,279 2,643
Other motor vehicle offences 237 146 10 2,468 2,861

1. Excludes people against whom proceedings are started but which are dropped before they reach court.
2. Plea of not guilty accepted.
3. Includes cases where proceedings are dropped after a person has been called to court, e.g. if witnesses cannot be traced.
4. Deserted simpliciter i.e. trial is permanently abandoned by the Procurator Fiscal.