Table 5 Diversion from prosecution cases commenced by age, gender, employment status and ethnicity: 2014-15 to 2018-19

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-184 2018-19
Number
Total 1,869 1,859 2,006 1,725 1,849
Age group1
16-17 535 540 414 488 560
18-20 299 267 248 287 289
21-25 136 120 170 136 158
26-30 156 145 178 124 142
31-40 273 264 360 265 293
Over 40 470 523 636 425 407
Gender
Male 1,074 1,075 1,171 1,008 1,193
Female 795 784 835 717 656
Employment status
Full-time education 201 169 163 187 176
Employed/self employed 367 350 579 413 370
Unemployed 888 677 670 547 763
Government training scheme 40 39 23 11 16
Economically inactive2 153 215 211 133 146
Other3 220 409 360 434 378
Ethnicity
White 1,422 1,397 1,642 1,331 1,538
Asian 27 20 23 10 16
African, Caribbean or Black 14 15 15 13 5
Mixed 4 7 3 9 5
Other 14 15 16 16 11
Not known/provided 388 405 307 346 274
Percentage
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Age group1
16-17 28.6 29.0 20.6 28.3 30.3
18-20 16.0 14.4 12.4 16.6 15.6
21-25 7.3 6.5 8.5 7.9 8.5
26-30 8.3 7.8 8.9 7.2 7.7
31-40 14.6 14.2 17.9 15.4 15.8
Over 40 25.1 28.1 31.7 24.6 22.0
Gender
Male 57.5 57.8 58.4 58.4 64.5
Female 42.5 42.2 41.6 41.6 35.5
Employment status
Full-time education 10.8 9.1 8.1 10.8 9.5
Employed/self employed 19.6 18.8 28.9 23.9 20.0
Unemployed 47.5 36.4 33.4 31.7 41.3
Government training scheme 2.1 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.9
Economically inactive2 8.2 11.6 10.5 7.7 7.9
Other3 11.8 22.0 17.9 25.2 20.4
Ethnicity (where known)
White 96.0 96.1 96.6 96.5 97.7
Asian 1.8 1.4 1.4 0.7 1.0
African, Caribbean or Black 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 *
Mixed * * * 0.7 *
Other 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.7

1. Age is at commencement of case. Figures may include a small number of under 16s.

2. Includes those who are retired, supported by family, caring for home/family or long-term sick/disabled.

3. Includes cases where the employment status is not known.

4. The breakdown by employment status for 2017-18 has been amended from that originally published last year due to the receipt of an updated breakdown for Dumfries & Galloway.


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