Publication - Statistics publication

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics

Published: 27 Feb 2018
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788516099

Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternatives to prosecution, issued by the police and by the Crown Office.

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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics
Table 1 Summary of known action in the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2007-08 to 2016-17

101 page PDF

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Table 1 Summary of known action in the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2007-08 to 2016-17

Thousands

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Crimes and offences recorded by the police
Crimes 386 377 338 323 314 273 270 256 246 239
Offences 1 501 379 339 289
Crimes and offences cleared up by the police
Crimes 185 185 167 157 155 140 139 129 127 119
Offences 1 472 351 308 254
Police disposals
Anti-social behaviour fixed penalty notices n/a 48 61 54 54 55 56 43 29 15
Formal adult warnings n/a 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 3 *
Recorded Police warnings - - - - - - - - 4 20
Early and Effective Interventions and Restorative Justice Warnings n/a 3 3 2 4 5 5 5 7 6
Children's Panel referrals
Offence referrals to Reporter to Children's Panel 2 30 25 21 16 12 8 7 7 7 7
Procurator Fiscal action
Total criminal reports received ( COPFS cases) 307 285 276 266 276 281 294 244 226 196
Fiscal fines ( CHS people) 3,4 n/a 38 36 36 42 48 47 36 34 22
Fiscal fines ( COPFS cases) 4,5 19 37 34 33 41 46 47 35 33 21
Fiscal fixed penalties ( CHS people) 3 n/a 18 19 20 21 22 23 15 11 8
Fiscal fixed penalties ( COPFS cases) 5 15 20 18 20 21 22 24 15 11 8
Compensation orders ( CHS people) 3 n/a 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Compensation orders ( COPFS cases) 5 n/a 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 * 1
Combined fiscal fines/compensation orders ( CHS people) 3,4 n/a 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2
Combined fiscal fines/compensation orders ( COPFS cases) 4,5 n/a 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 3 2
Fiscal warnings ( COPFS cases) 4,5 25 15 14 13 12 13 8 8 13 8
No action ( COPFS cases) 4,5 44 32 30 29 32 35 28 27 26 21
Other non-court disposals 6 ( COPFS cases) 10 9 8 8 8 10 13 13 10 11
People proceeded against in court 149 141 136 131 125 117 122 123 117 107

1. Since 2013-14, not all offence categories in recorded crime statistics are comparable with previous years data. Please see Annex 2 of the Recorded Crime in Scotland publication for further information.

2. A referral may relate to more than one offence. Figures exclude cases jointly referred to the Children's Reporter and the Procurator Fiscal. These types of cases are included in the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal ( COPFS) action totals.

3. Number of people with main penalty as recorded on the Police Scotland's Criminal History System ( CHS).

4. Figures relate to cases which were closed as offer paid/accepted/deemed accepted.

5. Number of cases of highest disposal as recorded on the COPFS information system.

6. Includes cases diverted from prosecution by the COPFS, e.g. to the Children's Reporter, cases transferred within COPFS and cases rolled up with other ongoing cases.


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