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

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Supporting files

Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2017-2018
Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2008-09 to 2017-18

106 page PDF

1.6 MB

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Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2008-09 to 2017-18

Number
Type of court 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
All court types 125,893 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 82,716
High court 1,2 810 769 706 765 708 704 594 603 649 603
Sheriff solemn 4,533 4,223 4,022 4,141 4,293 4,181 4,748 4,986 4,713 4,068
Sheriff summary 3 78,329 69,773 65,360 64,264 60,055 59,205 59,918 59,224 55,496 50,635
Justice of the Peace court 4 42,221 46,276 45,493 39,254 35,963 41,574 41,324 35,149 31,489 27,410
Per cent
Type of court 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
All court types 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
High court 1,2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sheriff solemn 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5
Sheriff summary 3 62 58 57 59 59 56 56 59 60 61
Justice of the Peace court 4 34 38 39 36 36 39 39 35 34 33
Index: 2008-09=100
Type of court 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
All court types 100 96 92 86 80 84 85 79 73 66
High court 1,2 100 95 87 94 87 87 73 74 80 74
Sheriff solemn 100 93 89 91 95 92 105 110 104 90
Sheriff summary 3 100 89 83 82 77 76 76 76 71 65
Justice of the Peace court 4 100 110 108 93 85 98 98 83 75 65

1. Includes cases remitted to the High court from the Sheriff court.
2. The figures for the most recent year, and to an extent earlier years, may be underestimated due to late recording of disposals. See annex notes B16 to B18.
3. Includes any remaining cases seen in the stipendiary magistrates court in Glasgow.
4. Includes District courts up to 2009-10.


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