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Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2018-2019

Statistics are presented on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of measures available as alternatives to prosecution, which are issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2018-2019
Table 4(b) People convicted by main crime/offence, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 4(b) People convicted by main crime/offence, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Main crime or offence 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-191 % change 2017-18 to 2018-19 All offences proceeded, 2018-19 2
All crimes and offences 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 83,179 78,503 -6 110,262
All crimes 43,552 42,288 40,671 36,979 36,210 36,505 35,738 32,580 29,744 28,458 -4 40,543
Non-sexual crimes of violence 2,463 2,540 2,461 2,143 1,803 1,745 1,776 1,725 1,829 1,781 -3 1,993
Homicide etc 118 117 111 115 93 81 84 78 89 81 -9 84
Attempted murder and serious assault 1,511 1,419 1,365 1,285 1,043 1,053 1,118 1,115 1,176 1,172 * 1,255
Robbery 533 526 606 520 448 386 384 370 410 361 -12 431
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 301 478 379 223 219 225 190 162 154 167 8 223
Sexual crimes 832 756 784 866 1,066 1,153 1,163 1,049 1,112 1,215 9 2,386
Rape and attempted rape 57 36 49 77 91 125 105 99 106 152 43 294
Sexual assault3 159 160 151 204 236 276 278 266 300 292 -3 748
Crimes associated with prostitution 250 245 200 142 169 145 86 84 47 37 -21 39
Other sexual crimes 366 315 384 443 570 607 694 600 659 734 11 1,305
Crimes of dishonesty 15,951 15,613 14,772 13,250 12,579 12,526 11,605 10,809 9,862 9,771 -1 14,269
Housebreaking 1,604 1,540 1,498 1,365 1,037 979 858 873 812 766 -6 967
Theft by opening lockfast places 312 284 291 247 218 212 196 184 147 161 10 243
Theft from a motor vehicle 297 270 250 200 143 112 101 94 84 111 32 190
Theft of a motor vehicle 572 483 450 373 272 318 302 270 249 221 -11 512
Shoplifting 8,098 7,853 7,267 6,500 6,532 6,942 6,596 6,248 5,661 5,923 5 8,403
Other theft 2,768 2,871 2,961 2,720 2,577 2,341 2,093 1,796 1,634 1,491 -9 2,132
Fraud 1,142 1,067 811 624 681 602 545 545 471 408 -13 864
Other dishonesty 1,158 1,245 1,244 1,221 1,119 1,020 914 799 804 690 -14 958
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 3,836 3,362 3,016 2,583 2,504 2,442 2,233 1,972 1,827 1,773 -3 2,302
Fire-raising 190 159 146 133 130 133 116 114 124 120 -3 145
Vandalism etc. 3,646 3,203 2,870 2,450 2,374 2,309 2,117 1,858 1,703 1,653 -3 2,157
Other crimes 20,470 20,017 19,638 18,137 18,258 18,639 18,961 17,025 15,114 13,918 -8 19,593
Crimes against public justice 9,744 9,822 10,170 9,767 9,672 10,013 10,177 9,033 8,108 7,243 -11 10,609
Handling offensive weapons 2,838 2,445 2,265 1,709 1,684 1,586 1,489 1,436 1,476 1,576 7 2,026
Drugs 7,699 7,531 6,990 6,449 6,720 6,868 7,144 6,371 5,417 4,997 -8 6,810
Other crime 189 219 213 212 182 172 151 185 113 102 -10 148
All offences 77,489 73,293 67,753 64,040 69,454 70,079 64,224 59,767 53,435 50,045 -6 69,719
Miscellaneous offences 31,508 29,187 29,470 28,587 29,169 31,120 31,659 29,188 25,766 22,541 -13 33,400
Common assault 12,966 12,600 12,762 11,648 11,213 11,762 12,080 11,240 9,901 8,726 -12 12,687
Breach of the peace etc. 14,077 12,114 12,544 12,961 13,731 15,585 16,298 15,303 13,674 11,904 -13 17,964
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 705 624 309 220 306 250 148 69 42 31 -26 87
Urinating etc 47 43 20 32 41 43 29 13 14 9 -36 16
Other miscellaneous 3,713 3,806 3,835 3,726 3,878 3,480 3,104 2,563 2,135 1,871 -12 2,646
Motor vehicle offences 45,981 44,106 38,283 35,453 40,285 38,959 32,565 30,579 27,669 27,504 -1 36,319
Dangerous and careless driving 3,405 3,167 2,858 2,811 3,574 3,411 3,569 3,759 3,813 3,117 -18 3,682
Driving under the influence 6,232 5,351 5,287 4,735 4,091 3,681 3,537 3,634 3,660 3,558 -3 4,192
Speeding 14,357 12,955 12,381 12,034 14,125 14,007 12,370 10,686 9,410 9,067 -4 9,349
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 12,175 11,052 9,001 7,855 8,515 8,303 6,324 7,164 6,923 7,648 10 12,922
Vehicle defect offences 1,662 1,723 1,504 1,243 1,611 1,580 1,537 1,335 981 1,128 15 1,891
Seat belt offences 2,199 2,673 1,982 2,052 2,539 2,172 481 312 86 209 143 275
Mobile phone offences 2,856 3,603 2,641 2,663 3,096 3,162 2,281 1,477 864 692 -20 721
Other motor vehicle offences 3,095 3,582 2,629 2,060 2,734 2,643 2,466 2,212 1,932 2,085 8 3,287

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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