1. Consultation paper

    15 Nov 2021

    Bail and release from custody arrangements: consultation

    Consultation on the use of remand and arrangements around release from custody - two areas which we consider have the potential to contribute to a shift in how prison and imprisonment is used in a modern Scotland.

  2. Consultation paper

    22 Oct 2021

    The future of recorded crime and police activity statistics: consultation

    We are consulting on the production and dissemination of Scotland’s recorded crime statistics, and on the possible development of new analysis on other types of policing activity. The responses we receive will help inform our long term strategy for the delivery of crime and policing statistics.

  3. Statistics

    28 Sep 2021

    Recorded Crime in Scotland, 2020-2021

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority. This bulletin also includes a new chapter which presents an estimate of how many cyber-crimes were recorded in Scotland during 2019-20 and 2020-21.

  4. Impact assessment

    26 May 2021

    Hate Crime Security Fund for places of worship: equality impact assessment

    Summary of the full equality impact assessment (EQIA) conducted on the Hate Crime Security Fund (HCSF). It is considered that the fund will not cause a negative impact on, adversely affect or cause indirect or direct discrimination in relation to the protected characteristics.

  5. Statistics

    18 May 2021

    Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20

    A total of 85,726 people were proceeded against in Scottish criminal courts in 2019-20, a fall of 4% from 89,725 proceedings in 2018-19 The number of convictions was 75,251 in 2019-20, which is also a fall of 4% from 78,488 in 2018-19. This continues the general downward trend of the last ten years,

  6. Research and analysis

    23 Feb 2021

    Characteristics of police recorded hate crime in Scotland: study

    This report presents the findings of a study into the nature of police recorded hate aggravated crimes in Scotland. This includes new details on the characteristics of these cases, based on a random sample of police recorded crimes.

  7. Statistics

    24 Sep 2019

    Recorded crime in Scotland: 2018-2019

    Statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, split by crime or offence group and by local authority.

  8. Statistics

    29 Jan 2019

    Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018

    Summary of offences 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.

  9. Statistics

    25 Sep 2018

    Recorded crime in Scotland 2017-2018

    This bulletin presents statistics on crimes and offences recorded and cleared up by the police in Scotland, disaggregated by crime/offence group and by local authority.