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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 6(a) Males[1] convicted by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 6(a) Males[1] convicted by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

          (Number)         (percent)
Main crime or offence Under 21 21-30 31-40 over 40 Total Under 21 21-30 31-40 over 40 Total
All crimes and offences 5,182 19,130 18,584 19,230 62,126 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 2,443 7,062 7,549 6,289

23,343

47 37 41 33 38
 Non-sexual crimes of violence 281 723 527 367 1,908 5 4 3 2 3
  Homicide etc  8 27 15 26 76 * * * * *
  Attempted murder and serious assault  196 489 311 204 1,200 4 3 2 1 2
  Robbery  60 116 117 57 350 1 1 1 * 1
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 12 69 61 60 202 * * * * *
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence 5 22 33 20 80 * * * * *
 Sexual crimes 96 258 274 546 1,174 2 1 1 3 2
  Rape and attempted rape  10 29 33 58 130 * * * * *
  Sexual assault  22 56 74 150 302 * * * 1 *
  Crimes associated with prostitution  - 1 6 32 39 - * * * *
  Other sexual crimes  64 172 161 306 703 1 1 1 2 1
 Crimes of dishonesty 459 1,624 2,664 2,098 6,845 9 8 14 11 11
  Housebreaking  100 188 257 210 755 2 1 1 1 1
  Theft by opening lockfast places  9 28 36 34 107 * * * * *
  Theft from a motor vehicle 3 15 34 36 88 * * * * *
  Theft of a motor vehicle 36 83 48 25 192 1 * * * *
  Shoplifting 146 769 1,563 1,218 3,696 3 4 8 6 6
  Other theft 97 328 436 335 1,196 2 2 2 2 2
  Fraud 14 83 96 79 272 * * * 1 *
  Other dishonesty 54 130 194 161 539 1 1 1 1 1
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 272 545 383 272 1,472 5 3 2 1 2
  Fire-raising  20 34 31 22 107 * * * 1 *
  Vandalism etc.  252 511 352 250 1,365 5 3 2 1 2
 Other crimes 1,335 3,912 3,691 3,006 11,944 26 20 20 16 19
  Crimes against public justice  764 2,059 1,990 1,657 6,470 15 11 11 9 10
  Handling offensive weapons  233 517 469 371 1,590 5 3 3 2 3
  Drugs  331 1,325 1,206 946 3,808 6 7 6 5 6
  Other crime  7 11 26 32 76 * * * * *
All offences 2,739 12,068 11,035 12,941 38,783 53 63 59 67 62
 Miscellaneous offences 1,492 5,847 5,400 5,063 17,802 29 31 29 26 29
  Common assault  680 2,298 1,909 1,726 6,613 13 12 10 9 11
  Breach of the peace etc.  748 3,217 3,100 2,775 9,840 14 17 17 14 16
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct - 9 6 6 21 - * * * *
  Urinating etc. - - - 2 2 - - -

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  Other miscellaneous  64 323 385 554 1,326 1 2 2 3 2
 Motor vehicle offences 1,247 6,221 5,635 7,878 20,981 24 33 30 41 34
  Dangerous and careless driving  292 903 625 1,030 2,850 6 5 3 5 5
  Driving under the influence  144 742 730 1,052 2,668 3 4 4 5 4
  Speeding  293 2,003 2,049 3,133 7,478 6 10 11 16 12
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  405 1,802 1,473 1,432 5,112 8 9 8 7 8
  Vehicle defect offences  44 265 267 403 979 1 1 1 2 2
  Seat belt offences 5 50 49 48 152 * * * * *
  Mobile phone offences 14 122 136 142 414 * 1 1 1 1
  Other motor vehicle offences  50 334 306 638 1,328 1 2 2 3 2

1. Excludes companies and sex not known.


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