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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101 page PDF

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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics
Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2007-08 to 2016-17

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Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2007-08 to 2016-17

Number

Type of court 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All court types 133,608 125,893 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,583 99,962 92,334
High court 1,2 862 810 769 706 765 708 704 593 603 642
Sheriff solemn 5,195 4,533 4,223 4,022 4,141 4,293 4,181 4,748 4,986 4,719
Sheriff summary 3 85,703 78,329 69,773 65,360 64,264 60,055 59,205 59,918 59,224 55,489
Justice of the Peace court 4 41,848 42,221 46,276 45,493 39,254 35,963 41,574 41,324 35,149 31,484

Per cent

Type of court 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All court types 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
High court 1,2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sheriff solemn 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5
Sheriff summary 3 64 62 58 57 59 59 56 56 59 60
Justice of the Peace court 4 31 34 38 39 36 36 39 39 35 34

Index: 2007-08=100

Type of court 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
All court types 100 94 91 87 81 76 79 80 75 69
High court 1,2 100 94 89 82 89 82 82 69 70 74
Sheriff solemn 100 87 81 77 80 83 80 91 96 91
Sheriff summary 3 100 91 81 76 75 70 69 70 69 65
Justice of the Peace court 4 100 101 111 109 94 86 99 99 84 75

1. Includes cases remitted to the High court from the Sheriff court.

2. The figures for 2015-16, and to an extent earlier years, may be underestimated due to late recording of disposals. See annex notes B13 to B16.

3. Includes the stipendiary magistrates court in Glasgow.

4. Includes District courts up to 2009-10.


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