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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,

Table 6(b) Females[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 842 3,615 4,420 4,246 13,123 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 296 1,220 1,942 1,232 4,690 35 34 44 29 36
 Non-sexual crimes of violence 25 79 88 42 234 3 2 2 1 1
  Homicide etc  1 2 1 1 5 * * * * *
  Attempted murder and serious assault  13 37 30 18 98 2 1 1 * 1
  Robbery  8 18 33 1 60 1 1 1 * *
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 1 1 1 1 4 * * * * *
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence 2 21 23 21 67 * 1 1 * 1
 Sexual crimes 2 11 8 9 30 * * * * *
  Rape and attempted rape  - - - - - - - - - -
  Sexual assault  - 2 - 1 3 - * - * *
  Crimes associated with prostitution  - 2 3 1 6 - * * * *
  Other sexual crimes  2 7 5 7 21 * * * * *
 Crimes of dishonesty 69 534 1,015 613 2.231 8 15 23 14 17
  Housebreaking  5 17 14 5 41 1 * * * *
  Theft by opening lockfast places  - 1 3 - 4 - * * - *
  Theft from a motor vehicle - 1 - - 1 - * - - *
  Theft of a motor vehicle - 4 2 2 8 - * * * *
  Shoplifting 45 391 789 474 1,699 6 11 18 11 13
  Other theft 9 69 120 66 264 1 2 3 2 2
  Fraud 8 38 52 40 138 1 1 1 1 1
  Other dishonesty 2 13 35 26 76 * * 1 1 1
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 25 68 68 60 221 3 2 2 1 2
  Fire-raising  4 1 - 9 14 * * - * *
  Vandalism etc.  21 67 68 51 207 2 2 2 1 2
 Other crimes 175 528 763 508 1,974 21 15 17 12 15
  Crimes against public justice  130 337 441 274 1,182 15 9 10 6 9
  Handling offensive weapons  18 45 47 35 145 2 1 1 1 1
  Drugs  24 142 262 194 622 3 4 6 5 5
  Other crime  3 4 13 5 25 * * * * *
All offences 546 2,395 2,478 3,014 8,433 65 66 56 71 64
 Miscellaneous offences 349 1,122 1,119 1,145 3,735 41 31 25 27 28
  Common assault  220 526 523 419 1,688 26 15 12 10 13
  Breach of the peace etc.  113 478 489 529 1,609 13 13 11 12 12
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct - 3 3 4 10 - * * * *
  Urinating etc. - - - - - - - - - -
  Other miscellaneous  16 115 104 193 428 2 3 2 5 3
 Motor vehicle offences 197 1,273 1,359 1,869 4,698 23 35 31 44 36
  Dangerous and careless driving  32 131 103 244 510 4 4 2 6 4
  Driving under the influence  32 165 174 346 717 4 5 4 8 5
  Speeding  63 478 490 662 1,693 7 13 11 16 13
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  46 344 429 354 1,173 5 10 10 8 9
  Vehicle defect offences  5 19 35 28 87 1 1 1 1 1
  Seat belt offences

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6 9 6 21 - * * * *
  Mobile phone offences 3 14 19 13 49 * * * * *
  Other motor vehicle offences  16 116 100 216 448 2 3 2 5 3

1. Excludes companies and sex not known.


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