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Domestic abuse cases 2014-17: FOI release

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


FOI reference: FOI/18/01757
Date received: 26 June 2018
Date responded: 10 July 2018

Information requested

  • Number of domestic abuse cases were heard at the sheriff courts in Aberdeen, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Oban, Peterhead, Stornoway, Tain and Wick in each of 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

  • Number of domestic abuse convictions were made at the sheriff courts in Aberdeen, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Oban, Peterhead, Stornoway, Tain and Wick in each of 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

  • Number of prison sentences were handed out to those convicted of domestic abuse made at the sheriff courts in Aberdeen, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Oban, Peterhead, Stornoway, Tain and Wick in each of 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

Response

The answer to your question is provided in the tables below:

Number of people proceeded for an offence with a domestic aggravator recorded, by selected Sheriff Court, 2013-14 to 2016-17
Sheriff Court 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Aberdeen 649 912 949 874
Elgin 171 212 235 238
Fort William 47 32 39 40
Inverness 193 279 303 306
Kirkwall 32 35 39 32
Lerwick 26 21 36 46
Lochmaddy 1 4 2 3
Oban 53 34 34 37
Peterhead 174 180 206 215
Stornoway 21 25 28 40
Tain 53 50 47 57
Wick 33 62 61 66
Total 1,453 1,846 1,979 1,954

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

Number of people convicted for an offence with a domestic aggravator recorded, by selected Sheriff Court, 2013-14 to 2016-17
Sheriff Court 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Aberdeen 509 736 703 662
Elgin 153 187 206 219
Fort William 40 29 28 33
Inverness 142 190 212 259
Kirkwall 29 31 33 29
Lerwick 25 20 34 45
Lochmaddy 1 4 2 2
Oban 47 28 30 32
Peterhead 160 148 174 178
Stornoway 18 21 22 32
Tain 49 45 46 51
Wick 25 52 55 54
Total 1,198 1,491 1,545 1,596

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

Number of people with custodial sentence for an offence with a domestic aggravator recorded, by selected Sheriff Court, 2013-14 to 2016-17
Sheriff Court 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Aberdeen 46 80 74 52
Elgin 15 23 15 29
Fort William 3 4 2 1
Inverness 10 20 17 37
Kirkwall 3 5 1 4
Lerwick 2 - 9 5
Lochmaddy - - - -
Oban 8 4 9 10
Peterhead 6 3 8 11
Stornoway 3 1 1 2
Tain 10 7 6 4
Wick 5 5 4 7
Total 111 152 146 162

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

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