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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 17 People given police disposals by disposal type, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 17 People given police disposals by disposal type, 2010-11 to 2019-20

  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
All police disposals[1] 64,171    65,763    68,181    68,289    53,272    44,110    41,939    34,774    36,164    34,631    -4  
Anti-social behaviour fixed penalty notice (ASBFPN) 54,360    53,686    54,875    55,622    42,920    29,389    15,381    11,018    8,893    7,036    -21  
Police formal adult warning 7,517    8,458    8,435    7,263    4,807    3,377    298    203    33    18    -45  
Police Restorative Justice Warning (PRW) 1,715    986    621    448    242    392    361    411    304    328    8  
Early and Effective Intervention 579    2,598    4,149    4,927    5,283    6,655    6,126    5,716    4,742    4,806    1  
Recorded Police Warning2 -    -    -    -    -    4,242    19,678    17,332    22,108    22,353    1  

1. Includes counts of no further action.
2. Recorded Police Warnings were introduced as a new direct measure on 11th January 2016, at the same time is police formal adult warnings were discontinued.


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