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Rape trials and convictions: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
9 Feb 2018
Rape trials and convictions: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00225
Date received: 29 January 2018
Date responded: 8 February 2018

Information requested

Information concerning the number of convictions of rape each year for the past five years or latest five years available. I would also like to request alongside this information for the number of rape trials within the same time period.

Response

The answer to your questions is provided in the tables attached below.

Number of people proceeded for rape and attempted rapeĀ¹, 2011-12 to 2015-16.

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Rape and attempted rape Rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010) 50 49 54 69 47
Rape 24 64 145 175 145
Attempted rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010) 16 8 6 11 7
Attempted rape (offences after 1 Dec 2010) 3 17 14 15 17
Total 93 138 219 270 216

1 - where main crime

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

Number of people convicted for rape and attempted rapeĀ¹, 2011-12 to 2015-16.

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Rape and attempted rape Rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010) 24 27 31 41 29
Rape 12 37 53 74 61
Attempted rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010) 13 4 4 5 6
Attempted rape (offences after 1 Dec 2010) - 9 3 4 8
total 49 77 91 124 104

1 - where main crime

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

For more detailed statistics on number of proceedings and convictions for crimes including Rape and attempted rape in Scottish courts I would refer you to tables 2(a), 2(b), 4(a) and 4(b) of our annual statistical bulletin 'Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2015-16'. Available via the link below: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubCriminalProceedings

'Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2016-17' publication will become available on 27th February 2018.

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