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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 3 People convicted by type of court, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2009-10 to 2018-19

  Number
Type of court 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change 2017-18 to 2018-19
All court types 121,041 115,581 108,424 101,019 105,664 106,584 99,962 92,347 83,179 78,503 -6
High court 1,2 769 706 765 708 704 594 603 649 598 585 -2
Sheriff solemn 4,223 4,022 4,141 4,293 4,181 4,748 4,986 4,661 3,908 4,215 8
Sheriff summary 3 69,773 65,360 64,264 60,055 59,205 59,918 59,224 55,548 51,229 46,559 -9
Justice of the Peace court 4 46,276 45,493 39,254 35,963 41,574 41,324 35,149 31,489 27,444 27,144 -1
  percent
Type of court 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
All court types 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
High court 1,2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sheriff solemn 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Sheriff summary 3 58 57 59 59 56 56 59 60 62 59
Justice of the Peace court 4 38 39 36 36 39 39 35 34 33 35
  Index: 2009-10=100
Type of court 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
All court types 100 95 90 83 87 88 83 76 69 65
High court 1,2 100 92 99 92 92 77 78 84 78 76
Sheriff solemn 100 95 98 102 99 112 118 110 93 100
Sheriff summary 3 100 94 92 86 85 86 85 80 73 67
Justice of the Peace court 4 100 98 85 78 90 89 76 68 59 59

1. Includes cases remitted to the High court from the Sheriff court.

2. The figures for the most recent year, and to an extent earlier years, may be underestimated due to late recording of disposals. See annex notes B16 to B18.

3. Includes any remaining cases seen in the stipendiary magistrates court in Glasgow.

4. Includes District courts up to 2009-10.


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