Publication - Statistics

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018

Published: 29 Jan 2019
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787815186

Summary of offences dealt with by courts, sentencing outcomes and characteristics of convicted offenders. Additional information on non-court penalties issued by the Police and Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service.

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106 page PDF

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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 4(b) People convicted by main crime/offence, 2008-09 to 2017-18

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Table 4(b) People convicted by main crime/offence, 2008-09 to 2017-18

Main crime or offence 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-181 % change 2016-17 to 2017-18 All offences proved, 2017-18 2
All crimes and offences 125,893 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 82,716 -10 115,671
All crimes 46,799 43,552 42,288 40,671 36,979 36,210 36,505 35,738 32,570 29,486 -9 41,722
Non-sexual crimes of violence 2,659 2,463 2,540 2,461 2,143 1,803 1,745 1,776 1,724 1,812 5 2,044
Homicide etc 116 118 117 111 115 93 81 84 77 90 17 92
Attempted murder and serious assault 1,709 1,511 1,419 1,365 1,285 1,043 1,053 1,118 1,115 1,168 5 1,256
Robbery 563 533 526 606 520 448 386 384 370 404 9 473
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 271 301 478 379 223 219 225 190 162 150 -7 223
Sexual crimes 914 832 756 784 866 1,066 1,153 1,163 1,040 1,053 1 2,220
Rape and attempted rape 42 57 36 49 77 91 125 105 99 107 8 223
Sexual assault 182 159 160 151 204 236 276 278 266 302 14 778
Crimes associated with prostitution 333 250 245 200 142 169 145 86 84 47 -44 53
Other sexual crimes 357 366 315 384 443 570 607 694 591 597 1 1,166
Crimes of dishonesty 17,429 15,951 15,613 14,772 13,250 12,579 12,526 11,605 10,809 9,801 -9 14,162
Housebreaking 1,860 1,604 1,540 1,498 1,365 1,037 979 858 873 809 -7 1,116
Theft by opening lockfast places 349 312 284 291 247 218 212 196 184 148 -20 228
Theft from a motor vehicle 387 297 270 250 200 143 112 101 94 82 -13 152
Theft of a motor vehicle 733 572 483 450 373 272 318 302 270 245 -9 555
Shoplifting 8,287 8,098 7,853 7,267 6,500 6,532 6,942 6,596 6,248 5,629 -10 7,633
Other theft 3,113 2,768 2,871 2,961 2,720 2,577 2,341 2,093 1,796 1,627 -9 2,361
Fraud 1,438 1,142 1,067 811 624 681 602 545 545 469 -14 963
Other dishonesty 1,262 1,158 1,245 1,244 1,221 1,119 1,020 914 799 792 -1 1,154
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 4,375 3,836 3,362 3,016 2,583 2,504 2,442 2,233 1,972 1,812 -8 2,350
Fire-raising 244 190 159 146 133 130 133 116 114 125 10 163
Vandalism etc. 4,131 3,646 3,203 2,870 2,450 2,374 2,309 2,117 1,858 1,687 -9 2,187
Other crimes 21,422 20,470 20,017 19,638 18,137 18,258 18,639 18,961 17,025 15,008 -12 20,946
Crimes against public justice 10,350 9,744 9,822 10,170 9,767 9,672 10,013 10,177 9,033 8,054 -11 11,631
Handling offensive weapons 3,516 2,838 2,445 2,265 1,709 1,684 1,586 1,489 1,436 1,451 1 1,876
Drugs 7,318 7,699 7,531 6,990 6,449 6,720 6,868 7,144 6,371 5,390 -15 7,264
Other crime 238 189 219 213 212 182 172 151 185 113 -39 175
All offences 79,094 77,489 73,293 67,753 64,040 69,454 70,079 64,224 59,777 53,230 -11 73,949
Miscellaneous offences 34,165 31,508 29,187 29,470 28,587 29,169 31,120 31,659 29,198 25,593 -12 37,105
Common assault 13,647 12,966 12,600 12,762 11,648 11,213 11,762 12,080 11,240 9,810 -13 13,906
Breach of the peace etc. 16,003 14,077 12,114 12,544 12,961 13,731 15,585 16,298 15,304 13,555 -11 20,046
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 898 705 624 309 220 306 250 148 69 42 -39 138
Urinating etc. 81 47 43 20 32 41 43 29 13 14 8 43
Other miscellaneous 3,536 3,713 3,806 3,835 3,726 3,878 3,480 3,104 2,572 2,172 -16 2,972
Motor vehicle offences 44,929 45,981 44,106 38,283 35,453 40,285 38,959 32,565 30,579 27,637 -10 36,844
Dangerous and careless driving 3,696 3,405 3,167 2,858 2,811 3,574 3,411 3,569 3,759 3,805 1 4,397
Driving under the influence 7,222 6,232 5,351 5,287 4,735 4,091 3,681 3,537 3,634 3,649 0 4,291
Speeding 13,589 14,357 12,955 12,381 12,034 14,125 14,007 12,370 10,686 9,405 -12 9,698
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 12,740 12,175 11,052 9,001 7,855 8,515 8,303 6,324 7,164 6,917 -3 12,357
Vehicle defect offences 1,483 1,662 1,723 1,504 1,243 1,611 1,580 1,537 1,335 980 -27 1,716
Seat belt offences 1,257 2,199 2,673 1,982 2,052 2,539 2,172 481 312 86 -72 139
Mobile phone offences 2,265 2,856 3,603 2,641 2,663 3,096 3,162 2,281 1,477 859 -42 910
Other motor vehicle offences 2,677 3,095 3,582 2,629 2,060 2,734 2,643 2,466 2,212 1,936 -12 3,336

1. Figures for some categories dealt with by the high court - including homicide, rape and major drug cases - may be underestimated due to late recording of disposals - see annex notes B16 to B19.
2. Number of individual offences relating to people with a charge proved, whether or not the main crime/offence involved.


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