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Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 31 Mar 2020

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.

Table 4(c) Conviction rate1 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 2018-19
All crimes and offences 89 88 87 87 87 86 86 86 87 87
All crimes 86 86 85 84 84 85 85 85 86 85
Non-sexual crimes of violence 72 71 72 67 68 67 67 67 70 68
Homicide etc 82 84 83 78 82 73 76 83 79 81
Attempted murder and serious assault 68 68 67 63 64 64 64 66 68 66
Robbery 79 77 79 78 77 76 74 70 75 71
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 75 76 79 68 68 68 71 65 73 72
Sexual crimes 82 81 81 73 73 70 72 69 71 69
Rape and attempted rape 49 45 53 56 42 46 49 39 43 47
Sexual assault2 73 74 69 65 63 61 62 60 62 56
Crimes associated with prostitution 95 91 92 85 91 82 74 86 89 86
Other sexual crimes 88 86 86 79 84 82 83 82 83 84
Crimes of dishonesty 89 89 87 86 86 88 88 88 89 89
Housebreaking 85 85 80 80 81 84 84 85 86 86
Theft by opening lockfast places 85 84 86 79 77 83 84 85 88 87
Theft from a motor vehicle 87 85 85 84 86 85 84 90 90 91
Theft of a motor vehicle 74 75 67 67 62 71 72 71 75 74
Shoplifting 94 94 93 93 92 93 93 93 93 93
Other theft 86 85 83 82 82 82 82 81 84 85
Fraud 88 87 88 82 83 87 80 83 83 83
Other dishonesty 82 82 80 81 78 81 81 80 81 84
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 86 84 83 81 83 83 82 82 83 83
Fire-raising 85 82 83 78 81 84 81 81 82 85
Vandalism etc. 86 84 83 82 83 83 82 82 84 83
Other crimes 87 87 85 86 86 87 87 86 87 87
Crimes against public justice 87 87 86 87 87 88 88 88 89 88
Handling offensive weapons 82 83 80 77 80 80 79 80 83 82
Drugs 89 88 86 86 86 88 87 86 87 88
Other crime 95 90 93 91 92 92 89 93 97 91
All offences 90 89 88 88 88 87 86 87 88 89
Miscellaneous offences 84 83 82 82 81 80 80 81 83 83
Common assault 81 80 78 78 76 75 74 76 77 77
Breach of the peace etc. 87 87 86 86 84 84 84 85 87 87
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 92 93 88 86 85 88 90 86 86 89
Urinating etc 87 78 71 73 87 91 94 76 88 75
Other miscellaneous 86 85 85 85 86 83 84 84 86 86
Motor vehicle offences 95 94 94 94 94 93 93 93 94 94
Dangerous and careless driving 92 91 89 91 92 90 89 90 91 92
Driving under the influence 95 95 95 95 95 96 95 95 95 95
Speeding 99 98 98 99 99 98 98 98 98 99
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 92 91 91 91 90 90 89 90 91 93
Vehicle defect offences 93 91 93 90 93 92 93 93 93 94
Seat belt offences 97 97 97 96 98 95 91 96 89 96
Mobile phone offences 95 92 91 91 91 88 86 86 87 85
Other motor vehicle offences 89 88 85 85 87 88 86 87 87 88

1. Conviction rate is calculated as the proportion of people with charge proved as a proportion of people proceeded against for a specific crime type.


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