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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 7(b) Percentage of people convicted by main penalty, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Percentage
Main penalty 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Custody 13 13 15 15 13 13 14 14 14 16
Prison 11 11 12 13 12 12 12 12 13 14
Young offenders institution 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Supervised release order - - - - - - - - - -
Extended sentence - - - - - - - - - -
Order for life-long restriction - - - - - - - - - -
Community sentence 14 14 16 17 17 17 19 20 21 19
Community payback order - - 10 15 16 16 17 17 17 15
Restriction of liberty order 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4
Drug treatment & testing order 1 1 1 1 1 - - - 1 1
Community service order 5 5 2 - - - - - - -
Probation and other community sentences 8 7 2 - - - - - - -
Financial penalty 60 58 55 53 55 53 50 49 47 48
Fine 59 58 54 52 54 52 49 48 46 47
Compensation order 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Other sentence 14 15 15 15 15 16 17 17 18 18
Admonition 13 14 14 15 14 15 17 16 17 17
Absolute discharge, no order made - - - - - 1 1 1 1 1
Remit to children's hearing - - - - - - - - - -
Insanity, hospital, guardianship order - - - - - - - - - -
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.


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