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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 12 People convicted with an aggravator recorded against the main charge by sex, 2010-11 to 2019-20 [1,2,3]

Table 12 People convicted with an aggravator recorded against the main charge by sex, 2010-11 to 2019-20 [1,2,3]

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 % change 18-19 to 19-20
Male and Female                      
All aggravations 9,519 10,040 10,481 12,294 13,751 13,828 12,258 11,227 10,491 10,701 2
Domestic 8,566 8,877 9,292 11,077 12,441 12,376 10,836 9,885 9,205 9,355 2
 of which also statutory: - - - - - - - 4,327 7,751 8,120 5
Involving a child - - - - - - - - - 38 0
Racial 614 626 696 699 701 761 719 660 631 595 -6
Religious 275 370 272 256 241 247 278 253 205 230 12
Sexual orientation 56 155 194 227 320 369 356 358 354 420 19
Disability 5 9 21 30 40 68 53 59 89 87 -2
Transgender 3 3 6 5 8 7 14 12 7 14 100
Male                      
All aggravations 8,492 8,933 9,184 10,715 11,884 11,980 10,696 9,827 9,233 9,436 2
Domestic 7,665 7,927 8,176 9,693 10,796 10,741 9,508 8,715 8,163 8,331 2
 of which also statutory: - - - - - - - 3,889 6,888  7,243 5
Involving a child - - - - - - - - -     38 0
Racial    520   512   569   569   573   633   586   528   507   471 -7
Religious    254   349   255   239   213   230   259   234   190   203 7
Sexual orientation 48 135   164   186   265   316   290   298   299   353 18
Disability 2 8     16     23     33     55     40     42     67     66 -1
Transgender 3 2       4       5       4       5     11     10       7     12 71
Female                      
All aggravations  1,027 1,107 1,297 1,579 1,867 1,848 1,562 1,400 1,258 1,265 1
Domestic   901  950 1,116 1,384 1,645 1,635 1,328 1,170 1,042 1,024 -2
 of which also statutory: - - - - - - - 438 863  877 2
Involving a child - - - - - - - - -     -   -
Racial     94  114  127  130  128  128  133  132  124  124 0
Religious     21    21    17    17    28    17    19    19    15    27 80
Sexual orientation 8 20    30    41    55    53    66    60    55    67 22
Disability 3 1      5      7      7    13    13    17    22    21 -5
Transgender - 1 2     -   4 2      3      2     -        2 -

1. Each proceeding may have one or more aggravator codes associated with it. A proceeding will be counted under each aggravator code associated with it. e.g. A homicide with a 'racial'
and 'religious' aggravator will appear once in the racial aggravator column and once under the religious aggravator column.
2. Caution is required when comparing changes over the longer term or shortly after an aggravator code is introduced.
3. Statutory Domestic Abuse (DA) aggravators are not included in the overall total - they always accompany the main DA aggravator.


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