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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 19 People given ASBFPNs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20[1]

Table 19 People given ASBFPNs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20[1]

Main crime or offence Male Female  
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Male
Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
Female
Overall total[1]
Total number of ASBFPNs 1,262    2,071    1,259    1,242    5,834    244    362    313    283    1,202    7,036   
 Riotous behaviour while drunk in licensed premises -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -   
 Refusing to leave licensed premises 37    53    47    27    164    2    11    7    5    25    189   
 Urinating etc. 236    483    230    226    1,175    20    24    8    9    61    1,236   
 Drunk & incapable 6    14    26    32    78    2    3    5    8    18    96   
 Drunk in charge of child -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -    -   
 Loud music etc. 5    7    6    6    24    5    10    5    5    25    49   
 Vandalism 20    30    16    20    86    3    5    2    8    18    104   
 Consuming alcohol in public place 257    274    227    295    1,053    55    42    42    27    166    1,219   
 Breach of the peace etc. 701    1,209    707    636    3,253    157    267    244    221    889    4,142   
 Malicious mischief -    1    -    -    1    -    -    -    -    -    1   
percent by offence type 100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100   100  
 Riotous behaviour while drunk in licensed premises -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
 Refusing to leave licensed premises 3   3   4   2   3   1   3   2   2   2   3  
 Urinating etc. 19   23   18   18   20   8   7   3   3   5   18  
 Drunk & incapable *   1   2   3   1   1   1   2   3   1   1  
 Drunk in charge of child -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
 Loud music etc. *   *   *   *   *   2   3   2   2   2   1  
 Vandalism 2   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   3   1   1  
 Consuming alcohol in public place 20   13   18   24   18   23   12   13   10   14   17  
 Breach of the peace etc. 56   58   56   51   56   64   74   78   78   74   59  
 Malicious mischief -   *   -   -   *   -   -   -   -   -   *  

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


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