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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(b) Females given fiscal fines, by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20[1]

Table 21(b) Females 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 209 1,471 2,088 2,505 6,273 100 100 100 100 100
All crimes 103 444 593 507 1,647 49 30 28 20 26
 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 - - - - - - - - - -
  Rape and attempted rape  - - - - - - - - - -
  Sexual assault  - - - - - - - - - -
  Crimes associated with prostitution  - - - - - - - - - -
  Other sexual crimes  - - - - - - - - - -
 Crimes of dishonesty 43 163 289 255 750 21 11 14 10 12
  Housebreaking  - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft by opening lockfast places  - - 1 - 1 - - * - *
  Theft from a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Theft of a motor vehicle - - - - - - - - - -
  Shoplifting 41 141 257 228 667 20 10 12 9 11
  Other theft 2 11 15 20 48 1 1 1 1 1
  Fraud - 6 13 5 24 - * 1 * *
  Other dishonesty - 5 3 2 10 - * * * *
 Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. - 8 6 5 19 - 1 * * *
  Fire-raising  - - - - - - - - - -
  Vandalism etc.  - 8 6 5 19 - 1 * * *
 Other crimes 60 273 298 247 878 29 19 14 10 14
  Crimes against public justice  3 12 8 10 33 1 1 * * 1
  Handling offensive weapons  - - - - - - - - - -
  Drugs  57 261 290 237 845 27 18 14 9 13
  Other crime  - - - - - - - - - -
All offences 106 1,027 1,495 1,998 4,626 51 70 72 80 74
 Miscellaneous offences 75 778 1,218 1,636 3,707 36 53 58 65 59
  Common assault  9 45 49 46 149 4 3 2 2 2
  Breach of the peace etc.  27 105 104 98 334 13 7 5 4 5
  Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 6 18 41 29 94 3 1 2 1 1
  Urinating etc. 1 3 2 - 6 * * * - *  
  Other miscellaneous  32 607 1,022 1,463 3,124 15 41 49 58 50
  Alcohol byelaw offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Litter offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Communications act offences - - - - - - - - - -
 Motor vehicle offences 31 249 277 362 919 15 17 13 14 15
  Dangerous and careless driving  - - - - - - - - - -
  Driving under the influence  - - - - - - - - - -
  Speeding  - - - - - - - - - -
  Unlawful use of motor vehicle  31 249 277 362 919 15 17 13 14 15
  Vehicle defect offences  - - - - - - - - - -
  Seat belt offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Mobile phone offences - - - - - - - - - -
  Other motor vehicle offences  - - - - - - - - - -

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


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