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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 18a Males given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-201

Table 18a Males given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-201

        (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 3,918 4,838 3,186 4,246 16,188 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 2,331 2,815 1,601 1,585 8,332 59 58 50 37 51
 Non-sexual crimes of violence - - 2 - 2 - - * - *
  Homicide etc  - - - - - - - - - -
  Attempted murder and serious assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Robbery  - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act - - - - - - - - - -
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
 Sexual crimes 4 - 3 9 16 * - * * *
  Rape and attempted rape  - - - - - - - - - -
  Sexual assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Crimes associated with prostitution  1 - - - 1 * - - - *
  Other sexual crimes  3 - 3 9 15 * - * * *
 Crimes of dishonesty 357 477 539 801 2,174 9 10 17 19 13
  Housebreaking  14 2 - 3 19 * * - * *
  Theft by opening lockfast places  2 4 3 5 14 * * * * *
  Theft from a motor vehicle - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
  Theft of a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Shoplifting 186 260 352 536 1,334 5 5 11 13 8
  Other theft 109 153 151 206 619 3 3 5 5 4
  Fraud 39 55 31 42 167 1 1 1 1 1
  Other dishonesty 7 3 1 9 20 * * * * *
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 238 201 110 149 698 6 4 3 4 4
  Fire-raising  4 - 1 4 9 * - * * *
  Vandalism etc.  234 201 109 145 689 6 4 3 3 4
 Other crimes 1,732 2,137 947 626 5,442 44 44 30 15 34
  Crimes against public justice  26 32 42 38 138 1 1 1 1 1
  Handling offensive weapons  - - - - - - - - - -
  Drugs  1,706 2,105 905 587 5,303 44 44 28 14 33
  Other crime  - - - 1 1 - - - * *
All offences 1,587 2,023 1,585 2,661 7,856 41 42 50 63 49
 Miscellaneous offences 1,572 1,941 1,531 2,614 7,658 40 40 48 62 47
  Common assault  311 410 319 598 1,638 8 8 10 14 10
  Breach of the peace etc.  682 899 783 1,401 3,765 17 19 25 33 23
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 371 328 258 379 1,336 9 7 8 9 8
  Urinating etc. 148 206 100 100 554 4 4 3 2 3
  Other miscellaneous  60 98 71 136 365 2 2 2 3 2
 Motor vehicle offences 15 82 54 47 198 * 2 2 1 1
  Dangerous and careless driving  5 6 2 3 16 * * * * *
  Driving under the influence  - - - - - - - - - -
  Speeding  - - - - - - - - - -
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  10 75 51 40 176 * 2 2 1 1
  Vehicle defect offences  - - - - - - - - - -
  Seat belt offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Mobile phone offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Other motor vehicle offences  - 1 1 4 6 - * * * *

1. Excludes a small number of records where age and / or sex are unknown.


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