Publication - Statistics

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics

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

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

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics
Table 10(b) People receiving a custodial sentence by gender, main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2016-17[1]

Table 10(b) People receiving a custodial sentence by gender, main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2016-17[1]

Main crime or offence Male Female
Total (Percentages) Total (Percentages)
Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 year Over 1 year to 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over including life etc Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 year Over 1 year to 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over including life etc
All crimes and offences 11,656 26 35 17 12 5 4 993 43 37 11 5 3 1
All crimes 7,549 27 29 16 15 7 6 733 45 32 11 7 4 1
Non-sexual crimes of violence 914 1 4 14 38 22 23 45 7 7 18 31 22 16
Homicide etc. 52 * 2 2 12 8 77 4 * * * * * 100
Attempted murder and serious assault 570 * 3 13 39 24 20 25 * 4 24 32 36 4
Robbery 259 1 4 16 41 20 18 13 15 15 8 38 8 15
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 33 3 15 24 33 9 15 3 33 * 33 33 * *
Sexual crimes 382 3 6 17 22 17 36 4 25 * * 50 25 *
Rape and attempted rape 92 * * * 1 7 92 - - - - - - -
Sexual assault 141 3 7 15 26 28 21 2 * * * 50 50 *
Crimes associated with prostitution - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other sexual crimes 149 5 8 29 31 13 14 2 50 * * 50 * *
Crimes of dishonesty 2,881 31 39 17 9 3 * 431 49 35 11 4 1 *
Housebreaking 525 5 18 29 36 11 1 9 11 11 33 44 * *
Theft by opening lockfast places 91 18 47 24 8 2 1 - - - - - - -
Theft from a motor vehicle 42 12 62 24 * 2 * - - - - - - -
Theft of a motor vehicle 86 19 43 21 14 3 * 3 * 100 * * * *
Shoplifting 1,334 43 48 8 * * * 293 59 33 6 1 * *
Other theft 457 26 45 23 5 1 * 77 35 40 19 4 1 *
Fraud 110 24 17 36 11 9 3 34 21 41 24 6 9 *
Other dishonesty 236 47 31 14 6 3 * 15 20 27 13 33 7 *
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 302 28 37 14 13 5 3 20 20 60 20 * * *
Fire-raising 47 4 13 19 36 15 13 3 * 67 33 * * *
Vandalism etc. 255 33 42 13 9 3 1 17 24 59 18 * * *
Other crimes 3,070 33 28 16 14 6 3 233 48 30 8 7 6 1
Crimes against public justice 1,597 52 34 10 2 1 * 138 63 31 3 1 1 1
Handling offensive weapons 472 6 23 29 33 9 * 16 13 50 13 19 6 *
Drugs 938 16 21 18 24 14 8 75 29 23 13 16 17 1
Other crime 63 13 33 22 10 6 16 4 * 50 50 * * *
All offences 4,107 26 47 20 5 2 * 260 36 49 13 2 * *
Miscellaneous offences 3,624 28 47 17 6 2 * 252 37 48 13 2 * *
Common assault 1,601 18 47 24 9 3 * 124 31 52 15 2 1 *
Breach of the peace etc. 1,745 37 47 12 3 1 * 96 47 43 9 1 * *
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 1 * 100 * * * * 1 * 100 * * * *
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 277 29 46 14 6 1 4 31 26 48 19 6 * *
Motor vehicle offences 483 8 44 42 4 1 * 8 13 75 13 * * *
Dangerous and careless driving 152 4 34 48 11 3 1 1 * 100 * * * *
Driving under the influence 89 19 72 9 * * * 4 25 75 * * * *
Speeding - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 234 7 40 51 1 * * 3 * 67 33 * * *
Vehicle defect offences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other motor vehicle offences 8 25 63 13 * * * - - - - - - -

1. Excludes a small number of cases which resulted in detention of a child aged under 16, recall sentences and a small number of records we do not have sentence information for.

2. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.


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