People prosecuted for threatening and abusive behaviour: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02860
Date received: 16 November 2017
Date responded: 8 January 2017

Information requested

You asked whether further disaggregated information was available on the Criminal Proceedings dataset, particularly under the categories of 'other' and 'miscellaneous'and for the number of proceedings brought under the Communications Act 2003 in the last available year of data?


After correspondence to clarify what you required regarding 'other' and 'miscellaneous' categories, it was agreed that we would provide the following information:

  • Number of people prosecuted under 'threatening and abusive behaviour' crime group at charge code level i.e. legislation and section.

  • Number of people prosecuted under the Communications Act 2003 – section 127 'Improper use of public electronic communications network' .

The answer to your question is provided in the attached excel workbook.

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FoI-17-02860 table for reply.xlsx


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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