Publication - Statistics

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018

Published: 29 Jan 2019
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
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.

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 22 Fiscal fixed penalties by main crime/offence and age and gender, 2017-181

Table 22 Fiscal fixed penalties by main crime/offence and age and gender, 2017-181

Main crime or offence Males Females
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Male
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Female
Total number of Fiscal fixed penalties 250 1,369 1,326 2,174 5,119 62 365 374 624 1,425
Serious driving offences 2 19 28 26 68 141 4 11 5 32 52
Speeding offences 55 605 691 1,168 2,519 25 180 198 314 717
Signal and direction offences 40 130 125 295 590 11 46 47 118 222
Lighting, construction & use offences 38 138 120 181 477 4 17 15 16 52
Documentation offences 76 348 251 363 1,038 11 94 92 130 327
Other motor vehicle offences3 22 118 113 99 352 6 17 17 14 54
Non-motor vehicle offences4 - 2 - - 2 1 - - - 1
                     
Per cent by Fiscal fixed penalty type 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Serious driving offences 2 8 2 2 3 3 6 3 1 5 4
Speeding offences 22 44 52 54 49 40 49 53 50 50
Signal and direction offences 16 9 9 14 12 18 13 13 19 16
Lighting, construction & use offences 15 10 9 8 9 6 5 4 3 4
Documentation offences 30 25 19 17 20 18 26 25 21 23
Other motor vehicle offences3 9 9 9 5 7 10 5 5 2 4
Non-motor vehicle offences4 - * - - * 2 - - - *

1. Excludes a small number of records where age and / or gender are unknown.
2. In some circumstances fiscal fixed penalties can be issued for contraventions of Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (driving without due care and attention).
3. Contains a number of other offences, however around a half of fixed penalties given for this group were for mobile phone offences and half were seatbelt offences.
4. Contains bicycle offences and roadworks offences.Background Notes


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