- 8 Nov 2018
Date received: 24 October 2018
Date responded: 7 November 2018
Number of people arrested and tried or convicted under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, between 19th of Jan 2012 and 19th Apr 2018 - had hired or were in possession of their own legal representation
Scottish Government does not hold data on the number of people who hired or self-represented themselves in the court. This may be available from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Services.
Scottish Government does not hold data on the number of arrests – this may be available from Police Scotland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The number of people proceeded and convicted under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 is available under Section 7: People convincted by offence group of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2016-17 publication, available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2016-17/
The Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2017-18 will be published in late January 2019.
Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses athttp://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House