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.

106 page PDF

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106 page PDF

1.6 MB

Supporting files

Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2017-181

106 page PDF

1.6 MB

Supporting files

Table 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2017-181

Main crime or offence PNGA2,3 or deserted 4 Acquitted not guilty Acquitted not proven Charge proved Total Not proven as % of all acquitted
All crimes and offences 7 5 1 87 100 17
All crimes 9 4 1 85 100 23
Non-sexual crimes of violence 9 16 6 70 100 27
Homicide etc 1 15 5 79 100 26
Attempted murder and serious assault 8 18 7 68 100 28
Robbery 13 9 4 75 100 29
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 9 15 3 72 100 16
Sexual crimes 5 17 7 70 100 30
Rape and attempted rape 2 36 19 43 100 35
Sexual assault 5 22 11 63 100 33
Crimes associated with prostitution 9 2 - 89 100 -
Other sexual crimes 6 9 2 83 100 16
Crimes of dishonesty 9 2 - 89 100 16
Housebreaking 11 2 1 86 100 42
Theft by opening lockfast places 10 2 - 88 100 -
Theft from a motor vehicle 5 3 1 90 100 25
Theft of a motor vehicle 19 5 2 74 100 23
Shoplifting 7 - - 93 100 12
Other theft 11 5 1 83 100 10
Fraud 11 6 1 83 100 9
Other dishonesty 13 5 1 81 100 16
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 10 6 1 83 100 16
Fire-raising 9 7 3 82 100 29
Vandalism etc. 10 6 1 83 100 15
Other crimes 10 3 1 87 100 19
Crimes against public justice 9 2 - 88 100 16
Handling offensive weapons 7 9 2 83 100 19
Drugs 11 2 1 86 100 24
Other crime 3 - 1 97 100 100
All offences 6 5 1 88 100 15
Miscellaneous offences 7 9 2 82 100 16
Common assault 9 13 2 76 100 15
Breach of the peace etc. 7 6 1 86 100 17
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 16 - - 84 100 -
Urinating etc. 6 6 - 88 100 -
Other miscellaneous 6 6 2 86 100 21
Motor vehicle offences 4 2 - 94 100 9
Dangerous and careless driving 3 5 1 91 100 12
Driving under the influence 2 3 - 95 100 10
Speeding 1 - - 98 100 3
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 8 1 - 91 100 7
Vehicle defect offences 6 1 - 93 100 12
Seat belt offences 9 2 - 89 100 -
Mobile phone offences 4 9 1 87 100 8
Other motor vehicle offences 8 5 - 87 100 6

1. Excludes people against whom proceedings are started but which are dropped before they reach court.
2. Plea of not guilty accepted.
3. Includes cases where proceedings are dropped after a person has been called to court, e.g. if witnesses fail to attend.
4. Deserted simpliciter i.e. trial is permanently abandoned by the Procurator Fiscal.


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