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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 10(b) People receiving a custodial sentence by gender, main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2018-191

Main crime or offence Male Female
Total (Percentages) Total (Percentages)
Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 year Over 1 year to less than 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over including life etc Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 year Over 1 year to less than 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over including life etc
All crimes and offences 11,092 24 35 18 13 6 4 1,103 39 38 12 7 2 1
All crimes 7,421 25 29 17 15 7 6 838 41 33 12 9 3 2
Non-sexual crimes of violence 961 1 6 13 37 21 22 65 - 5 18 42 20 15
Homicide etc 54 - - 2 2 6 91 6 - - - - 17 83
Attempted murder and serious assault 617 - 6 13 40 21 20 32 - 3 6 59 22 9
Robbery 256 1 5 16 39 25 14 22 - 5 36 36 23 -
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 34 - 15 9 32 24 21 5 - 20 40 - - 40
Sexual crimes 464 2 8 17 22 16 36 3 - 33 - 33 33 -
Rape and attempted rape 141 - - 1 4 6 89 1 - - - 100 - -
Sexual assault 122 3 7 20 30 25 16 1 - - - - 100 -
Crimes associated with prostitution - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other sexual crimes 201 3 13 25 30 17 11 1 - 100 - - - -
Crimes of dishonesty 2,854 32 39 18 8 3 - 551 49 37 10 4 - -
Housebreaking 477 6 18 32 34 10 - 22 5 32 32 32 - -
Theft by opening lockfast places 70 13 49 30 7 1 - 4 25 75 - - - -
Theft from a motor vehicle 54 24 44 19 6 7 - - - - - - - -
Theft of a motor vehicle 78 13 51 24 9 3 - 2 - 100 - - - -
Shoplifting 1,426 44 45 10 - - - 396 57 36 6 1 - -
Other theft 446 22 49 24 4 1 - 89 39 44 13 2 1 -
Fraud 88 10 22 40 15 13 1 26 12 31 35 19 4 -
Other dishonesty 215 53 25 12 9 1 - 12 25 8 17 42 - 8
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 313 25 37 16 13 6 3 21 14 29 19 29 - 10
Fire-raising 63 - 8 22 49 13 8 9 - 11 22 44 - 22
Vandalism etc. 250 31 45 15 4 4 1 12 25 42 17 17 - -
Other crimes 2,829 31 30 16 15 6 2 198 38 32 14 11 5 1
Crimes against public justice 1,424 50 36 10 3 1 - 109 53 37 6 5 - -
Handling offensive weapons 583 6 29 28 29 8 - 18 17 28 44 11 - -
Drugs 788 16 18 19 25 16 6 68 21 24 21 21 13 1
Other crime 34 12 53 6 3 3 24 3 - 100 - - - -
All offences 3,671 23 46 22 7 2 1 265 32 52 13 2 1 -
Miscellaneous offences 3,231 24 47 20 6 2 1 259 32 52 13 2 1 -
Common assault 1,495 15 45 27 9 3 1 142 28 55 13 1 1 1
Breach of the peace etc. 1,509 33 49 14 4 1 - 92 45 48 7 1 - -
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 227 29 43 13 5 2 7 25 12 48 32 8 - -
Motor vehicle offences 440 13 43 35 8 2 - 6 17 67 17 - - -
Dangerous and careless driving 154 9 30 37 19 4 1 - - - - - - -
Driving under the influence 69 14 67 19 - - - 1 100 - - - - -
Speeding - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 214 14 44 40 2 - - 5 - 80 20 - - -
Vehicle defect offences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other motor vehicle offences2 3 67 33 - - - - - - - - - - -

1. Excludes a small number of cases which resulted in detention of a child aged under 16, recall sentences and a small number of records we do not have sentence information for.

2. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.


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