Charges in relation to possession of extreme pornography: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02177
Date received: 11 September 2017
Date responded: 5 October 2017

Information requested

Crimes under Criminal justice and licensing (Scotland) act 2010, specifically in relation to the section on extreme pornography. Number of individuals charged in relation to possession of extreme pornography and of those charged how many led to conviction; how many were charged and also convicted based on this being the only offence listed in their indictment (2013 up until this year). If possible can you advise how many individuals upon conviction were given a prison sentence for the possession of extreme pornography.


The information on the number of people proceeded against in courts and those convicted for the offences of interest is attached to this email in the MS Excel file.

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FOI-17-02177 - possession of extreme pornography.xlsx


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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