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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 22 Fiscal fixed penalties by main crime/offence and age and gender, 2018-191

Table 22 Fiscal fixed penalties by main crime/offence and age and gender, 2018-191

Main crime or offence Males Females
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Male
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Female
Total number of Fiscal fixed penalties 259 1,352 1,436 2,348 5,395 54 399 428 698 1,579
Serious driving offences 2 15 25 20 37 97 2 6 11 19 38
Speeding offences 69 523 666 1,212 2,470 24 205 250 376 855
Signal and direction offences 24 115 143 257 539 5 53 45 108 211
Lighting, construction & use offences 58 146 120 212 536 6 18 11 31 66
Documentation offences 78 380 347 451 1,256 17 96 83 140 336
Other motor vehicle offences3 15 163 140 179 497 - 21 28 24 73
Non-motor vehicle offences4 - - - - - - - - - -
percent by Fiscal fixed penalty type 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Serious driving offences 2 6 2 1 2 2 4 2 3 3 2
Speeding offences 27 39 46 52 46 44 51 58 54 54
Signal and direction offences 9 9 10 11 10 9 13 11 15 13
Lighting, construction & use offences 22 11 8 9 10 11 5 3 4 4
Documentation offences 30 28 24 19 23 31 24 19 20 21
Other motor vehicle offences3 6 12 10 8 9 - 5 7 3 5
Non-motor vehicle offences4 - - - - - - - - - -

1. Excludes a small number of records where age and / or gender are unknown.

2. In some circumstances fiscal fixed penalties can be issued for contraventions of Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (driving without due care and attention).

3. Contains a number of other offences, however around a half of fixed penalties given for this group were for mobile phone offences and half were seatbelt offences.

4. Contains bicycle offences and roadworks offences.


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