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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 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2018-191

Table 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2018-191

Main crime or offence PNGA2,3 or deserted 4 Acquitted not guilty Acquitted not proven Charge proved Total Not proven as % of all acquitted
All crimes and offences 6 5 1 87 100 19
All crimes 9 5 1 85 100 24
Non-sexual crimes of violence 10 17 5 68 100 22
Homicide etc 1 11 7 81 100 39
Attempted murder and serious assault 10 19 6 66 100 23
Robbery 13 13 3 71 100 18
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 10 15 3 72 100 14
Sexual crimes 4 18 9 69 100 32
Rape and attempted rape 1 31 21 47 100 40
Sexual assault 5 28 11 56 100 29
Crimes associated with prostitution 5 7 2 86 100 25
Other sexual crimes 5 7 3 84 100 27
Crimes of dishonesty 8 2 - 89 100 21
Housebreaking 10 3 1 86 100 29
Theft by opening lockfast places 11 1 2 87 100 60
Theft from a motor vehicle 9 - - 91 100 -
Theft of a motor vehicle 20 4 2 74 100 29
Shoplifting 7 - - 93 100 12
Other theft 10 4 1 85 100 13
Fraud 11 5 1 83 100 23
Other dishonesty 11 4 1 84 100 26
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 9 6 1 83 100 16
Fire-raising 8 4 4 85 100 45
Vandalism etc. 9 6 1 83 100 14
Other crimes 9 3 1 87 100 21
Crimes against public justice 9 3 1 88 100 17
Handling offensive weapons 8 7 3 82 100 26
Drugs 9 2 1 88 100 22
Other crime 4 4 1 91 100 20
All offences 5 5 1 89 100 16
Miscellaneous offences 7 9 2 83 100 17
Common assault 8 12 2 77 100 17
Breach of the peace etc. 6 6 1 87 100 17
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 9 3 - 89 100 -
Urinating etc. 17 - 8 75 100 100
Other miscellaneous 6 6 2 86 100 23
Motor vehicle offences 3 2 - 94 100 10
Dangerous and careless driving 2 5 1 92 100 15
Driving under the influence 1 3 1 95 100 18
Speeding 1 - - 99 100 -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 7 1 - 93 100 6
Vehicle defect offences 5 1 - 94 100 -
Seat belt offences 1 2 - 96 100 -
Mobile phone offences 2 12 1 85 100 9
Other motor vehicle offences 6 6 - 88 100 4

1. Excludes people against whom proceedings are started but which are dropped before they reach court.

2. Plea of not guilty accepted.

3. Includes cases where proceedings are dropped after a person has been called to court, e.g. if witnesses fail to attend.

4. Deserted simpliciter i.e. trial is permanently abandoned by the Procurator Fiscal.


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