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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 10(c) Average length of custodial sentence in days, by main crime/offence, 2009-10 to 2018-191,2

Table 10(c) Average length of custodial sentence in days, by main crime/offence, 2009-10 to 2018-191,2

Main crime or offence 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 crimes and offences 281 277 289 284 295 287 291 314 317 326 3
All crimes 327 318 336 333 350 339 345 379 381 383 1
Non-sexual crimes of violence 903 875 947 891 971 971 899 956 957 919 -4
Homicide etc 2,201 2,264 2,206 2,392 2,335 2,022 1,913 1,899 2,390 2,312 -3
Attempted murder and serious assault 915 919 993 876 955 998 913 990 954 914 -4
Robbery 761 813 834 804 907 927 770 830 800 797 *
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 529 271 484 446 676 443 756 675 846 1,022 21
Sexual crimes 1,279 1,212 1,250 1,278 1,238 1,324 1,249 1,227 1,253 1,306 4
Rape and attempted rape 2,280 2,090 2,264 2,450 2,507 2,381 2,549 2,502 2,578 2,626 2
Sexual assault 1,210 1,383 1,215 1,078 871 887 1,021 941 976 828 -15
Crimes associated with prostitution 183 185 540 - 1,089 - 1,096 - 882 - -100
Other sexual crimes 916 805 832 807 873 843 706 741 705 689 -2
Crimes of dishonesty 151 154 165 166 168 181 193 206 208 190 -9
Housebreaking 242 255 267 266 315 382 423 451 441 407 -8
Theft by opening lockfast places 171 169 190 214 198 231 215 254 233 216 -7
Theft from a motor vehicle 162 172 156 154 161 169 185 192 177 236 33
Theft of a motor vehicle 159 151 182 174 216 198 213 235 257 221 -14
Shoplifting 101 105 116 114 113 116 115 119 119 118 -1
Other theft 156 159 167 162 165 191 188 192 192 175 -9
Fraud 226 236 220 270 262 250 332 334 387 355 -8
Other dishonesty 164 133 164 171 176 190 199 181 185 213 15
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 198 194 220 213 226 235 240 272 265 308 16
Fire-raising 470 555 702 496 511 641 553 628 575 669 16
Vandalism etc. 158 144 145 159 184 174 190 208 204 209 2
Other crimes 294 300 285 285 302 264 264 303 283 292 3
Crimes against public justice 102 112 116 113 121 120 128 129 132 136 3
Handling offensive weapons 269 289 312 343 375 369 364 392 354 358 1
Drugs 575 575 542 578 604 517 476 539 512 513 *
Other crime 659 155 260 258 343 310 641 597 494 531 7
All offences 167 177 184 178 179 178 188 190 197 207 5
Miscellaneous offences 164 174 181 175 177 174 183 187 191 204 7
Common assault 195 202 212 206 206 216 215 220 227 238 5
Breach of the peace etc. 115 123 136 135 142 138 145 146 142 155 9
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 31 33 73 97 35 40 60 152 21 - -100
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 283 243 216 210 205 168 234 244 285 300 5
Motor vehicle offences 188 202 207 202 203 218 229 221 239 229 -4
Dangerous and careless driving 241 289 283 261 275 315 324 281 307 312 2
Driving under the influence 137 130 145 146 141 151 156 141 156 153 -2
Speeding - - - - - - - - - - -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 189 204 207 207 200 200 202 216 220 198 -10
Vehicle defect offences - - - - - - - - 42 - -100
Other vehicle 123 152 100 93 97 118 60 128 104 99 -5

1. Average sentence lengths exclude life sentences and indeterminate detention.

2. Figures for some categories dealt with by the High Court - including homicide, rape and major drug cases - may be underestimated slightly due to late recording of disposals - see annex B16 to B18.


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