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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 18b Females given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20[1]

Table 18b Females given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20[1]

        (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 1077 1,612 1,483 1,991 6,163 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 536 789 708 900 2,933 50 49 48 45 48
 Non-sexual crimes of violence - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
  Homicide etc  - - - - - - - - - -
  Attempted murder and serious assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Robbery  - - - - - - - - - -
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act - - - - - - - - - -
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
 Sexual crimes - - 1 2 3 - - * * *
  Rape and attempted rape  - - - - - - - - - -
  Sexual assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Crimes associated with prostitution  - - - - - - - - - -
  Other sexual crimes  - - 1 2 3 - - * * *
 Crimes of dishonesty 259 401 474 684 1,818 24 25 32 34 29
  Housebreaking  1 - 2 2 5 * - * * *
  Theft by opening lockfast places  - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft from a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft of a motor vehicle 1 - - - 1 * - - - *
  Shoplifting 181 283 369 552 1,385 17 18 25 28 22
  Other theft 30 68 70 102 270 3 4 5 5 4
  Fraud 46 50 33 28 157 4 3 2 1 3
  Other dishonesty - - - - - - - - - -
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 48 44 34 46 172 4 3 2 2 3
  Fire-raising  - - - - - - - - - -
  Vandalism etc.  48 44 34 46 172 4 3 2 2 3
 Other crimes 229 344 198 168 939 21 21 13 8 15
  Crimes against public justice  2 15 22 19 50 * 1 1 1 1
  Handling offensive weapons  - - - - - - - - - -
  Drugs  227 328 176 148 879 21 20 12 7 14
  Other crime  - 1 - 1 2 - * - * *
All offences 541 823 775 1,091 3,230 50 51 52 55 52
 Miscellaneous offences 539 806 767 1,080 3,192 50 50 52 54 52
  Common assault  143 234 196 305 878 13 15 13 15 14
  Breach of the peace etc.  245 435 466 655 1,801 23 27 31 33 29
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 111 58 55 50 274 10 4 4 3 4
  Urinating etc. 15 12 4 3 34 1 1 * * 1
  Other miscellaneous  25 67 46 67 205 2 4 3 3 3
 Motor vehicle offences 2 17 8 11 38 * 1 1 1 1
  Dangerous and careless driving  - - - 1 1 - - - * *
  Driving under the influence  - - - - - - - - - -
  Speeding  - - - - - - - - - -
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  2 17 8 8 35 * 1 1 * 1
  Vehicle defect offences  - - - - - - - - - -
  Seat belt offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Mobile phone offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Other motor vehicle offences  - - - 2 2 - - - * *

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


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