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Recorded crime figures for Perverting The Course Of Justice: FOI release

Published: 4 Dec 2018

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

Published:
4 Dec 2018
Recorded crime figures for Perverting The Course Of Justice: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03281  
Date received: 7 November 2018 
Date responded: 4 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
Your criminal data shows “Perverting the Couse Of Justice” as being included with “Crimes Against Public Justice” but does not show the figures for “Perverting The Course Of Justice” separately. I would like to know please the separate recorded crime figures for “Perverting The Course Of Justice”, for each year from 1990 to 2018. i.e. the yearly figure for 1990, the yearly figure for 1991 etc. If possible could these results be shown in a table format for each year. Also if you could provide a web link(s) of where you got the information from.
 
Response

 

The information you have requested is provided in the two tables below. This is drawn from the recorded crime dataset. As you have noted, aggregate figures are presented in the annual Recorded Crime in Scotland National Statistics within the ‘Crimes against public justice’ category.

From 1995-96 onwards, recorded crime figures have been presented by financial year. Therefore, the information requested has been provided in two separate tables below.

Table 1 shows the number of ‘Defeat/Pervert the Course/Ends of Justice’ crimes recorded by the police in Scotland between 1990 and 1994.

Table 2 shows the number of ‘Defeat/Pervert the Course/Ends of Justice’ crimes recorded by the police in Scotland between 1995-96 and 2017-18.

In the final quarter of 1994-95 (i.e. January to March 1995) the police recorded 612 ‘Defeat/Pervert the Course/Ends of Justice’ crimes.

Table 1: Number of ‘Defeat/Pervert the Course/Ends of Justice’ crimes recorded by the police in Scotland, 1990 to 1994 (calendar year)

 

Year

Number of crimes recorded

1990

1,822

1991

2,045

1992

2,279

1993

2,303

1994

2,460

Source: Scottish Government Recorded Crime

 

Table 2: Number of ‘Defeat/Pervert the Course/Ends of Justice’ crimes recorded by the police in Scotland, 1995-96 to 2017-18 (financial year)

 

Year

Number of crimes recorded

1995-96

2,364

1996-97

2,304

1997-98

2,322

1998-99

2,668

1999-00

4,622

2000-01

5,260

2001-02

6,318

2002-03

6,664

2003-04

6,591

2004-05

5,832

2005-06

5,767

2006-07

6,160

2007-08

5,369

2008-09

4,743

2009-10

3,966

2010-11

3,448

2011-12

3,589

2012-13

3,156

2013-14

2,947

2014-15

2,532

2015-16

2,587

2016-17

2,281

2017-18

2,202

Source: Scottish Government Recorded Crime

More information on recorded crime, including the most recent publication and accompanying data tables can be found here:

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/PubRecordedCrime

 
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