1.1. 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 2013-14.
1.2. Further detailed tables have been published as background statistics on the Scottish Government Crime and Justice Statistics website.
1.3. In 2013-14, the number of people proceeded against in Scottish courts increased by 4 per cent to 121,668 the first annual increase in seven years. The number of people with a charge proved in 2013-14 also increased by 4 per cent to 105,549 (Chart 1).
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