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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 7(a) People convicted by main penalty, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 7(a) People convicted by main penalty, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Main penalty 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
Total 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 83,179 78,503 -6
Custody 15,802 15,320 15,950 14,790 14,172 14,041 13,766 12,705 11,980 12,220 2
Prison 12,760 12,810 13,356 12,728 12,402 12,324 12,031 11,160 10,755 10,988 2
Young offenders institution 2,679 2,082 2,105 1,606 1,244 1,155 1,184 998 763 761 *
Supervised release order 179 230 267 265 286 325 351 316 287 270 -6
Extended sentence 175 185 212 174 223 217 190 222 162 185 14
Order for life-long restriction 9 13 10 17 17 20 10 9 13 16 23
Community sentence 16,349 15,615 16,937 17,263 18,276 18,585 18,949 18,647 17,303 15,206 -12
Community payback order - 461 10,380 14,940 16,379 16,770 16,763 15,979 14,074 11,803 -16
Restriction of liberty order 931 831 845 919 1,078 1,174 1,643 2,205 2,712 2,840 5
Drug treatment & testing order 807 806 642 607 589 525 474 418 497 541 9
Community service order 5,471 5,306 2,642 479 141 68 40 18 6 6 -
Probation and other community sentences1 9,140 8,211 2,428 318 89 48 29 27 14 16 14
Financial penalty 72,491 67,576 59,320 53,429 57,797 56,779 49,872 44,946 39,235 37,294 -5
Fine 71,452 66,492 58,395 52,661 56,923 55,939 49,100 44,221 38,447 36,507 -5
Compensation order 1,039 1,084 925 768 874 840 772 725 788 787 *
Other sentence 16,399 17,070 16,217 15,537 15,419 17,179 17,375 16,049 14,661 13,783 -6
Admonition2 15,687 16,421 15,577 15,011 14,839 16,427 16,501 15,233 13,874 13,072 -6
Absolute discharge, no order made 522 460 476 361 465 660 788 688 677 604 -11
Remit to children's hearing 175 170 140 133 94 67 77 100 86 89 3
Insanity, hospital, guardianship order 15 19 24 32 21 25 9 28 24 18 -25
Average amount of penalty                    
Custody (days)3 281 277 289 284 295 287 291 314 317 326  
Fine (£)4,5 180 180 200 200 180 200 200 200 230 230  
Compensation order (£)5,6 180 190 200 200 200 200 200 250 290 250  

1. Includes supervised attendance orders, community reparation orders and anti-social behaviour orders. 2. Includes a small number of court cautions and dog-related disposals.

3. Excludes life-long restriction orders. 4. Excludes company fines. 5. Calculated as the median. 6. As main or secondary penalty


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