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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 16 Undertakings to appear in court, by gender and age, 2009-10 - 2018-191,2

Year Gender Age
Male Female Not known Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Not known Total
Number
2009-10 20,661 5,461 4 6,499 8,807 5,251 5,568 1 26,126
2010-11 21,384 5,912 1 6,297 9,468 5,629 5,903 - 27,297
2011-12 20,244 5,953 4 5,484 8,978 5,712 6,027 - 26,201
2012-13 17,328 5,489 1 4,244 7,824 5,086 5,664 - 22,818
2013-14 16,642 5,465 3 3,992 7,203 5,095 5,820 - 22,110
2014-15 12,738 4,015 4 2,812 5,356 3,918 4,671 - 16,757
2015-16 11,769 3,870 2 2,542 4,829 3,686 4,584 - 15,641
2016-17 10,765 3,677 - 2,226 4,415 3,467 4,334 - 14,442
2017-18 13,405 4,235 4 2,453 5,508 4,558 5,125 - 17,644
2018-19 12,031 3,610 5 2,157 4,683 4,069 4,737 - 15,646
Percentage of total  
2009-10 79 21 * 25 34 20 21 * 100
2010-11 78 22 * 23 35 21 22 - 100
2011-12 77 23 * 21 34 22 23 - 100
2012-13 76 24 * 19 34 22 25 - 100
2013-14 75 25 * 18 33 23 26 - 100
2014-15 76 24 * 17 32 23 28 - 100
2015-16 75 25 * 16 31 24 29 - 100
2016-17 75 25 - 15 31 24 30 - 100
2017-18 76 24 * 14 31 26 29 - 100
2018-19 77 23 * 14 30 26 30 - 100

1. Gender and date of birth were added to the main collection of bail data from 2009-10.

2. Excludes modifications to existing bail orders. People counted once only where more than one bail order on the same day.


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