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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,

Tables – also provided on accompanying spreadsheet

Table 1 Summary of known action in the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 2(a) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and outcome of court proceedings, 2019-20

Table 2(b) Percentage of people proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and outcome of court proceedings, 2019-20

Table 3 People convicted by type of court, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 4(a) People proceeded against by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 4(b) People convicted by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 4(c) Conviction rate by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 5(a) People convicted by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 5(b) Percentage of people convicted by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 5(c) People convicted per 1,000 population by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 6(a) Males convicted by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 6(b) Females convicted by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 6(c) People convicted by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 7(a) People convicted by main penalty, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 7(b) Percentage of people convicted by main penalty, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 8(a) People convicted by main crime/offence and main penalty, 2019-20

Table 8(b) People convicted by main crime/offence and main penalty type, 2019-20

Table 8(c) People convicted by sex, main crime/offence and main penalty, 2019-20

Table 9(a) People convicted receiving custodial sentences by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 9(b) Percentage of people convicted receiving custodial sentences by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 10(a) People receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and length of sentence 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 10(b) People receiving a custodial sentence by sex, main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2019-20

Table 10(c) Average length of custodial sentence in days, by main crime/offence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 10(d) People receiving a custodial sentence by length of sentence, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 11 People convicted by main penalty, sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 12 People convicted with an aggravation recorded against the main charge by sex, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 13 People convicted with an aggravation recorded against the main charge by crime type, 2019-20

Table 14 Bail orders made by main charge, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 15 Bail-related offences with a conviction, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 16 Undertakings to appear in court, by sex and age, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 17 People given police disposals by disposal type, 2010-11 to 2019-20

Table 18(a) Males given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20

Table 18(b) Females given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20

Table 18(c) People given RPWs, by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20

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

Table 20 People given COPFS disposals by disposal type, 2010-11 to 2019-20

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

Table 21(b) Females given fiscal fines, by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 21(c) People given fiscal fines, by main crime/offence and age, 2019-20

Table 22 Fiscal fixed penalties by main crime/offence and age and sex, 2019-20Table 1 Summary of known action in the Scottish Criminal Justice System, 2010-11 to 2019-20


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