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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 17 People given police disposals by disposal type, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 17 People given police disposals by disposal type, 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
All police disposals1 72,173 64,171 65,763 68,181 68,289 53,272 44,110 41,939 34,774 36,108 4
Anti-social behaviour fixed penalty notice (ASBFPN) 61,236 54,360 53,686 54,875 55,622 42,920 29,389 15,381 11,018 8,890 -19
Police formal adult warning 8,386 7,517 8,458 8,435 7,263 4,807 3,377 298 203 33 -84
Police Restorative Justice Warning (PRW) 2,313 1,715 986 621 448 242 392 361 411 300 -27
Early and Effective Intervention 238 579 2,598 4,149 4,927 5,283 6,655 6,126 5,716 4,731 -17
Recorded Police Warning2 - - - - - - 4,242 19,678 17,332 22,070 27

1. Includes counts of no further action.

2. Recorded Police Warnings were introduced as a new direct measure on 11th January 2016, at the same time is police formal adult warnings were discontinued.


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