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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 5(a) Numbers of people convicted by sex and age, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 5(a) Numbers of people convicted by sex and age, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Type of accused1 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change 2017-18 to 2018-19
All People2,3 Total4 121,038 115,574 108,339 100,906 105,579 106,580 99,962 92,346 83,177 78,503 -6
  under 165 106 67 47 36 16 12 14 17 11 12 9
  16-17 5,174 4,053 3,347 2,534 2,027 1,834 1,787 1,713 1,478 1,324 -10
  18-20 14,559 13,253 11,693 9,404 8,573 8,230 7,974 7,088 6,002 5,296 -12
  21-30 44,326 41,750 38,750 36,210 36,362 35,670 33,302 30,445 26,526 24,510 -8
  31-40 29,281 28,548 27,320 26,060 27,838 29,075 27,102 25,666 24,169 23,421 -3
  41-50 18,289 18,344 17,989 17,408 19,445 19,541 18,310 16,298 14,828 14,013 -5
  51-60 6,777 6,970 6,760 6,761 8,147 8,882 8,244 7,923 7,221 6,963 -4
  Over 60 2,525 2,588 2,433 2,491 3,170 3,335 3,229 3,192 2,938 2,964 1
Males Total4 101,613 97,042 90,902 84,347 87,988 88,659 83,018 76,489 68,571 64,678 -6
  under 165 88 52 45 34 15 12 14 13 10 11 10
  16-17 4,477 3,600 2,935 2,202 1,775 1,594 1,585 1,493 1,277 1,168 -9
  18-20 12,763 11,493 10,155 8,122 7,397 7,022 6,818 6,094 5,114 4,513 -12
  21-30 37,316 35,177 32,761 30,337 30,706 30,156 28,124 25,779 22,479 20,754 -8
  31-40 24,149 23,564 22,467 21,568 22,837 23,762 22,104 20,701 19,348 18,766 -3
  41-50 14,974 15,071 14,816 14,234 15,819 15,938 14,830 13,171 11,942 11,319 -5
  51-60 5,664 5,850 5,595 5,678 6,772 7,360 6,806 6,542 5,940 5,667 -5
  Over 60 2,182 2,235 2,128 2,172 2,667 2,815 2,737 2,695 2,461 2,480 1
Females Total4 19,424 18,531 17,437 16,557 17,590 17,920 16,944 15,855 14,603 13,825 -5
  under 165 18 15 2 2 1 - - 4 1 1 -
  16-17 697 453 412 332 252 240 202 220 201 156 -22
  18-20 1,796 1,760 1,538 1,282 1,176 1,208 1,156 994 888 783 -12
  21-30 7,010 6,573 5,989 5,873 5,656 5,514 5,178 4,666 4,047 3,756 -7
  31-40 5,132 4,984 4,853 4,492 5,001 5,313 4,998 4,965 4,821 4,655 -3
  41-50 3,315 3,273 3,173 3,174 3,626 3,603 3,480 3,127 2,886 2,694 -7
  51-60 1,113 1,120 1,165 1,083 1,375 1,522 1,438 1,381 1,281 1,296 1
  Over 60 343 353 305 319 503 520 492 497 477 484 1

1. A person who had a charge proved more than once within an individual year will be counted more than once .

2. Figures in the table are calculated as ratios per 1,000 of the Scottish population.

3. Includes sex not known; excludes companies.

4. Includes age not known; uses mid-year population estimate for those aged 8 upwards.

5. Uses mid-year population estimate for those aged 8-15.


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