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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,

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20
Table 8(b) Percentage of people convicted by main crime/offence and main penalty, 2019-20

Table 8(b) Percentage of people convicted by main crime/offence and main penalty, 2019-20

Main crime or offence Custody Community sentence Financial penalty Other Total Custody Community sentence Financial penalty Other Total
All crimes and offences 15  22  46  18  100  100  100  100  100  100 
All crimes 27  30  20  24  100  67  51  16  50  37 
 Non-sexual crimes of violence 52  35  100  10 
  Homicide etc  83  16  100 
  Attempted murder and serious assault  51  35  10  100 
  Robbery  74  21   
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 19  61  13  100 
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence 24  46  22  100 
 Sexual crimes 35  51  100 
  Rape and attempted rape  98  100 
  Sexual assault  41  52  100 
  Crimes associated with prostitution  73  22  100 
  Other sexual crimes  23  63  100 
 Crimes of dishonesty 31  27  17  26  100  25  15  18  12 
  Housebreaking  61  30  100 
  Theft by opening lockfast places  38  32  13  17  100 
  Theft from a motor vehicle 36  45  15  100 
  Theft of a motor vehicle 29  43  19  10  100 
  Shoplifting 26  23  18  33  100  13  14 
  Other theft 32  29  22  17  100 
  Fraud 26  31  28  14  100 
  Other dishonesty 30  39  14  17  100 
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 19  32  29  20  100 
  Fire-raising  57  34  100 
  Vandalism etc.  16  32  31  21  100 
 Other crimes 20  29  24  27  100  25  25  29  18 
  Crimes against public justice  18  27  20  35  100  13  13  20  10 
  Handling offensive weapons  35  41  13  11  100 
  Drugs  17  27  35  22  100 
  Other crime  46  27  20  100 
All offences 17  62  14  100  33  49  84  50  63 
 Miscellaneous offences 15  31  29  25  100  29  41  18  41  29 
  Common assault  19  34  26  21  100  14  18  13  11 
  Breach of the peace etc.  13  29  30  29  100  13  20  10  25  15 
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 48  45  100 
  Other miscellaneous, including urinating 15  26  36  22  100 
 Motor vehicle offences 89  100  66  34 
  Dangerous and careless driving  11  82  100 
  Driving under the influence  18  79  100 
  Speeding  99  100  26  12 
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  80  12  100  15 
  Vehicle defect offences  94  100 
  Other motor vehicle offences [1] 95  100 

1. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.


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