Publication - Consultation paper

Presenting official statistics on recorded crime and related topics: consultation

Published: 8 Jul 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839600036

The Scottish Crime Recording Board are asking how the official statistics on recorded crime and related topics should be presented.

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Contents
Presenting official statistics on recorded crime and related topics: consultation
Annex E: Sentencing profile for crimes and offences

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Annex E: Sentencing profile for crimes and offences

The table below shows percentage of sentences given to persons convicted in 2017-18[29] for all current crime and offence groups, ranked by the percentage of persons given a custodial sentence. Current crime groups are highlighted in grey.

In addition to presenting the sentencing profile for drug crime as split has also been provided to demonstrate the difference between typical sentences for drug possession for personal use and other drug crimes i.e. production and supply (See section on Possession of drugs for more details).

Crime/offence group Main crime or offence Custody Community sentence Monetary Other Total
Group 2: Sexual crimes Rape and attempted rape 97 1 - 2 100
Group 1: Non-sexual crimes of violence Robbery 72 23 3 2 100
Group 1: Non-sexual crimes of violence Homicide etc. 70 23 3 3 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Housebreaking 65 26 5 4 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Theft by opening lockfast places 51 26 10 13 100
Group 1: Non-sexual crimes of violence Attempted murder and serious assault 49 35 13 3 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Theft from a motor vehicle 46 43 6 5 100
Group 4: Fire-raising, vandalism etc. Fire-raising 46 42 4 8 100
Group 2: Sexual crimes Sexual assault 40 52 5 3 100
Group 5: Other crimes Drugs (supply) 39 44 12 4 100
Group 5: Other crimes Handling offensive weapons 35 39 14 12 100
Group 5: Other crimes Other crime 34 29 13 24 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Other dishonesty 33 37 16 15 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Other theft 33 30 21 16 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Theft of a motor vehicle 31 41 18 10 100
Group 2: Sexual crimes Other sexual crimes 29 59 7 5 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Fraud 28 38 25 9 100
Group 3: Crimes of dishonesty Shoplifting 26 20 20 33 100
Group 1: Non-sexual crimes of violence Other non-sexual crimes of violence 22 42 7 29 100
Group 5: Other crimes Crimes against public justice 20 25 21 34 100
Group 6: Miscellaneous offences Common assault 17 33 29 21 100
Group 4: Fire-raising, vandalism etc. Vandalism etc. 17 32 33 18 100
Group 5: Other crimes Drugs 16 24 42 18 100
Group 6: Miscellaneous offences Other miscellaneous, including urinating 13 26 37 24 100
Group 6: Miscellaneous offences Breach of the peace etc. 13 26 31 30 100
Group 5: Other crimes Drugs (possession) 5 14 56 25 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Dangerous and careless driving 5 10 82 3 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Unlawful use of motor vehicle 4 6 80 10 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Driving under the influence 2 16 80 2 100
Group 6: Miscellaneous offences Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 2 14 40 43 100
Group 2: Sexual crimes Crimes associated with prostitution 2 4 45 49 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Other motor vehicle offences1 * 1 94 4 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Vehicle defect offences * * 93 7 100
Group 7: Motor vehicle offences Speeding - * 99 1 100

Values lower than 1% are highlighted with an asterix (*).

1. Includes Seat belt offences, Mobile phone offences and Other motor vehicle offences


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