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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20

Published: 18 May 2021

A total of 85,726 people were proceeded against in Scottish criminal courts in 2019-20, a fall of 4% from 89,725 proceedings in 2018-19 The number of convictions was 75,251 in 2019-20, which is also a fall of 4% from 78,488 in 2018-19. This continues the general downward trend of the last ten years,

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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20
Table 5(c) Numbers of people convicted per 1,000 population by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 5(c) Numbers of people convicted per 1,000 population by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Type of accused[1]   2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
All People[2,3] Total [4] 24 22 21 22 22 20 19 17 16 15
  Under 16 [5] * * * * * * * * * *
  16-17 32 27 20 16 15 15 15 13 12 9
  18-20 62 54 45 42 41 40 36 31 28 28
  21-30 60 55 51 51 49 45 41 36 33 31
  31-40 43 41 40 42 44 41 38 35 34 32
  41-50 23 22 22 24 25 24 22 20 20 20
  51-60 10 10 10 11 12 11 10 9 9 9
  Over 60 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
Male Total[4] 42 39 36 37 38 35 32 29 27 26
  Under 16 [5] * * * * * * * * * *
  16-17 55 45 34 28 26 26 25 22 21 16
  18-20 108 94 77 72 69 68 61 53 47 46
  21-30 103 94 86 86 84 77 70 61 56 52
  31-40 72 69 67 71 74 68 63 58 55 53
  41-50 38 38 37 41 42 40 36 34 33 33
  51-60 17 16 16 19 20 19 18 16 15 15
  Over 60 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4
Female Total[4] 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 5
  Under 16 [5] * * * * - - * * * -
  16-17 7 7 6 4 4 3 4 4 3 2
  18-20 17 14 12 12 12 12 10 9 9 8
  21-30 19 17 16 16 15 14 13 11 10 10
  31-40 15 14 13 15 16 15 14 14 13 12
  41-50 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 8 7 7
  51-60 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 3
  Over 60 1 * * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1. A person who had a charge proved more than once within an individual year will be counted more than once .
2. Figures in the table are calculated as ratios per 1,000 of the Scottish population.
3. Includes sex not known; excludes companies.
4. Includes age not known; uses mid-year population estimate for those aged 8 upwards.
5. Uses mid-year population estimate for those aged 8-15.


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