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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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 10(a) People receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2017-181

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Table 10(a) People receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2017-181

(Numbers) (Percentages)
Main crime or offence Total 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 Life Average length of sentence (days)2,3 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 11,943 3,182 4,264 2,040 1,393 610 427 27 318 27 36 17 12 5 4
All crimes 7,815 2,100 2,351 1,222 1,167 543 405 27 382 27 30 16 15 7 6
Non-sexual crimes of violence 947 6 42 139 348 215 170 27 951 1 4 15 37 23 21
Homicide etc 62 - - - 2 5 28 27 2,405 - - - 3 8 89
Attempted murder and serious assault 566 4 23 74 228 131 106 - 949 1 4 13 40 23 19
Robbery 286 2 14 57 111 70 32 - 790 1 5 20 39 24 11
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 33 - 5 8 7 9 4 - 846 - 15 24 21 27 12
Sexual crimes 397 11 27 60 99 52 148 - 1,274 3 7 15 25 13 37
Rape and attempted rape 103 - - - 2 6 95 - 2,567 - - - 2 6 92
Sexual assault 120 5 11 16 32 24 32 - 986 4 9 13 27 20 27
Crimes associated with prostitution 1 - - - - 1 - - 882 - - - - 100 -
Other sexual crimes 173 6 16 44 65 21 21 - 720 3 9 25 38 12 12
Crimes of dishonesty 3,117 961 1,264 491 292 102 7 - 209 31 41 16 9 3 *
Housebreaking 523 27 104 130 194 67 1 - 443 5 20 25 37 13 *
Theft by opening lockfast places 76 10 40 17 5 4 - - 233 13 53 22 7 5 -
Theft from a motor vehicle 37 4 25 7 - 1 - - 179 11 68 19 - 3 -
Theft of a motor vehicle 76 9 30 24 11 2 - - 257 12 39 32 14 3 -
Shoplifting 1,482 654 710 112 6 - - - 119 44 48 8 * - -
Other theft 532 131 239 121 31 9 1 - 192 25 45 23 6 2 *
Fraud 133 16 38 38 25 12 4 - 387 12 29 29 19 9 3
Other dishonesty 258 110 78 42 20 7 1 - 187 43 30 16 8 3 *
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 338 97 119 67 35 16 4 - 257 29 35 20 10 5 1
Fire-raising 56 2 6 17 21 8 2 - 530 4 11 30 38 14 4
Vandalism etc. 282 95 113 50 14 8 2 - 204 34 40 18 5 3 1
Other crimes 3,016 1,025 899 465 393 158 76 - 284 34 30 15 13 5 3
Crimes against public justice 1,603 839 560 150 39 11 4 - 133 52 35 9 2 1 *
Handling offensive weapons 505 41 138 150 144 31 1 - 353 8 27 30 29 6 *
Drugs 870 139 178 162 208 115 68 - 518 16 20 19 24 13 8
Other crime 38 6 23 3 2 1 3 - 408 16 61 8 5 3 8
All offences 4,128 1,082 1,913 818 226 67 22 - 196 26 46 20 5 2 1
Miscellaneous offences 3,622 1,040 1,687 628 190 56 21 - 190 29 47 17 5 2 1
Common assault 1,630 285 767 395 130 48 5 - 226 17 47 24 8 3 *
Breach of the peace etc. 1,709 663 804 190 47 5 - - 142 39 47 11 3 * -
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 1 1 - - - - - - 21 100 - - - - -
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 282 91 116 43 13 3 16 - 279 32 41 15 5 1 6
Motor vehicle offences 506 42 226 190 36 11 1 - 240 8 45 38 7 2 *
Dangerous and careless driving 176 12 55 70 31 7 1 - 307 7 31 40 18 4 1
Driving under the influence 73 8 53 12 - - - - 158 11 73 16 - - -
Speeding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 249 18 114 108 5 4 - - 220 7 46 43 2 2 -
Vehicle defect offences 1 1 - - - - - - 42 100 - - - - -
Other motor vehicle offences4 7 3 4 - - - - - 104 43 57 - - - -

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. Excludes life sentences.
3. Average sentence length figures for some categories may be underestimated slightly due to late recording of some high court disposals.
4. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.


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