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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 21(a) Males given fiscal fines, by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20[1]

Table 21(a) Males given fiscal fines, by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20[1]

Main crime or offence Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total[1] Under 21 21-30 31-40 Over 40 Total
All crimes and offences 1,163 3,807 3,245 3,861 12,081 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 858 2,337 1,673 1,573 6,442 74 61 52 41 53
 Non-sexual crimes of violence - - - - - - - - - -
  Homicide etc  - - - - - - - - - -
  Attempted murder and serious assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Robbery  - - - - - - - - - -
  Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act - - - - - - - - - -
  Other non-sexual crimes of violence - - - - - - - - - -
 Sexual crimes - 5 1 - 6 - * * - *
  Rape and attempted rape  - - - - - - - - - -
  Sexual assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Crimes associated with prostitution  - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
  Other sexual crimes  - 5 - - 5 - * - - *
 Crimes of dishonesty 89 310 377 414 1,190 8 8 12 11 10
  Housebreaking  - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft by opening lockfast places  - 1 2 3 6 - * * * *
  Theft from a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft of a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Shoplifting 69 245 314 340 968 6 6 10 9 8
  Other theft 14 50 53 57 174 1 1 2 1 1
  Fraud 4 8 7 7 26 * * * * *
  Other dishonesty 2 6 1 7 16 * * * * *
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 27 38 21 22 108 2 1 1 1 1
  Fire-raising  - - - - - - - - - -
  Vandalism etc.  27 38 21 22 108 2 1 1 1 1
 Other crimes 742 1,984 1,274 1,137 5,138 64 52 39 29 43
  Crimes against public justice  33 56 30 35 154 3 1 1 1 1
  Handling offensive weapons  - - - - - - - - - -
  Drugs  709 1,928 1,244 1,102 4,984 61 51 38 29 41
  Other crime  - - - - - - - - - -
All offences 305 1,470 1,572 2,288 5,639 26 39 48 59 47
 Miscellaneous offences 234 783 869 1,391 3,279 20 21 27 36 27
  Common assault  47 129 79 92 347 4 3 2 2 3
  Breach of the peace etc.  133 369 284 280 1,066 11 10 9 7 9
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 21 72 130 196 419 2 2 4 5 3
  Urinating etc. 5 25 12 20 62 * 1 * 1 1
  Other miscellaneous  28 188 364 803 1,385 2 5 11 21 11
  Alcohol byelaw offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Litter offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Communications act offences - - - - - - - - - -
 Motor vehicle offences 71 687 703 897 2,360 6 18 22 23 20
  Dangerous and careless driving  - - - - - - - - - -
  Driving under the influence  - - - - - - - - - -
  Speeding  - - - - - - - - - -
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  69 677 690 860 2,298 6 18 21 22 19
  Vehicle defect offences  - 1 2 - 3 - * * - *
  Seat belt offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Mobile phone offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Other motor vehicle offences  2 9 11 37 59 * * * 1 *

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


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