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Publication - Statistics

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 11 People convicted by main penalty, gender and age, 2009-10 to 2018-19

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change 17-18 to 18-19
Total1 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 83,179 78,503 -6
Males 2 Total 101,613 97,042 90,902 84,347 87,988 88,659 83,018 76,489 68,571 64,678 -6
  Under 21 17,328 15,145 13,135 10,358 9,187 8,628 8,417 7,600 6,401 5,692 -11
  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
  41-100 22,820 23,156 22,539 22,084 25,258 26,113 24,373 22,408 20,343 19,466 -4
Females2 Total 19,424 18,531 17,437 16,557 17,590 17,920 16,944 15,855 14,603 13,825 -5
Under 21 2,511 2,228 1,952 1,616 1,429 1,448 1,358 1,218 1,090 940 -14
  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
  41-100 4,771 4,746 4,643 4,576 5,504 5,645 5,410 5,005 4,644 4,474 -4
Custody1 15,802 15,320 15,950 14,790 14,172 14,041 13,766 12,705 11,980 12,220 2
Males2 Total 14,522 14,018 14,582 13,500 12,959 12,748 12,574 11,709 10,839 11,117 3
  Under 21 2,601 2,014 2,050 1,588 1,238 1,137 1,190 1,008 758 769 1
  21-30 6,156 6,074 6,059 5,486 5,021 4,984 4,755 4,418 3,948 3,952 *
  31-40 3,582 3,776 4,094 3,974 4,025 3,904 3,916 3,673 3,682 3,833 4
  41-100 2,183 2,154 2,379 2,452 2,675 2,723 2,713 2,610 2,451 2,563 5
Females2 Total 1,280 1,302 1,368 1,290 1,213 1,293 1,192 996 1,141 1,103 -3
Under 21 175 168 160 116 83 84 72 52 61 49 -20
  21-30 581 588 620 599 491 483 400 325 324 301 -7
  31-40 295 324 349 345 395 488 462 378 500 515 3
  41-100 229 222 239 230 244 238 258 241 256 238 -7
Community sentence1 16,349 15,615 16,937 17,263 18,276 18,585 18,949 18,647 17,303 15,206 -12
Males2 Total 13,483 12,977 14,090 14,395 15,249 15,508 15,863 15,625 14,446 12,779 -12
Under 21 3,640 3,446 3,292 2,743 2,635 2,522 2,497 2,357 1,989 1,638 -18
  21-30 5,036 4,696 5,249 5,590 5,674 5,764 5,762 5,754 4,929 4,340 -12
  31-40 2,768 2,724 3,168 3,403 3,797 3,970 4,136 4,064 4,042 3,675 -9
  41-100 2,039 2,111 2,381 2,659 3,143 3,252 3,468 3,450 3,486 3,126 -10
Females2 Total 2,866 2,638 2,847 2,868 3,027 3,077 3,086 3,021 2,857 2,427 -15
Under 21 559 453 433 428 340 378 341 310 269 217 -19
  21-30 1,013 1,020 1,014 1,063 1,030 1,014 967 903 816 686 -16
  31-40 773 661 769 735 882 862 949 952 1,012 871 -14
  41-100 521 504 631 642 775 823 829 856 760 653 -14
Financial Penalty1 72,491 67,576 59,320 53,429 57,797 56,779 49,872 44,946 39,235 37,294 -5
Males2 Total 61,480 57,359 50,260 45,144 48,436 47,734 42,012 37,571 32,723 30,787 -6
Under 21 8,462 7,071 5,365 4,061 3,697 3,343 3,037 2,673 2,237 1,968 -12
  21-30 22,258 20,360 17,798 15,812 16,479 15,553 13,867 12,307 10,629 9,651 -9
  31-40 14,942 14,085 12,261 11,185 12,005 12,455 10,727 9,879 8,753 8,423 -4
  41-100 15,818 15,843 14,836 14,086 16,255 16,383 14,381 12,711 11,104 10,745 -3
Females2 Total 11,007 10,210 8,983 8,174 9,282 9,041 7,860 7,373 6,507 6,507 -
Under 21 1,061 909 746 530 519 533 444 381 347 323 -7
  21-30 3,818 3,382 2,907 2,705 2,772 2,604 2,311 2,121 1,827 1,698 -7
  31-40 3,011 2,843 2,463 2,192 2,551 2,557 2,177 2,169 1,913 2,011 5
  41-100 3,117 3,076 2,867 2,747 3,440 3,347 2,928 2,701 2,419 2,475 2
Other sentence1 16,399 17,070 16,217 15,537 15,419 17,179 17,375 16,049 14,661 13,783 -6
Males2 Total 12,128 12,688 11,970 11,308 11,344 12,669 12,569 11,584 10,563 9,995 -5
Under 21 2,625 2,614 2,428 1,966 1,617 1,626 1,693 1,562 1,417 1,317 -7
  21-30 3,866 4,047 3,655 3,449 3,532 3,855 3,740 3,300 2,973 2,811 -5
  31-40 2,857 2,979 2,944 3,006 3,010 3,433 3,325 3,085 2,871 2,835 -1
  41-100 2,780 3,048 2,943 2,887 3,185 3,755 3,811 3,637 3,302 3,032 -8
Females2 Total 4,271 4,381 4,239 4,225 4,068 4,509 4,806 4,465 4,098 3,788 -8
Under 21 716 698 613 542 487 453 501 475 413 351 -15
  21-30 1,598 1,583 1,448 1,506 1,363 1,413 1,500 1,317 1,080 1,071 -1
  31-40 1,053 1,156 1,272 1,220 1,173 1,406 1,410 1,466 1,396 1,258 -10
  41-100 904 944 906 957 1,045 1,237 1,395 1,207 1,209 1,108 -8

1. Includes a small number of cases for companies and where age and gender are unknown.

2. Gender totals exclude companies and where age and gender are unknown. The sum of gender totals may not equal disposal totals.


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