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 2011-12.
1.2 Further detailed tables have been published as background statistics on the Scottish Government Crime and Justice Statistics website.
1.3 The number of people with a charge proved in 2011-12 fell to 108,336 - the fifth consecutive annual fall and the lowest figure in ten years (see Chart 1).
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