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Females in Scotland convicted of fraud and other financial crimes: FOI release

Published: 18 Jul 2019

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

Published:
18 Jul 2019
Females in Scotland convicted of fraud and other financial crimes: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900002092
Date received: 13 Jun 2019
Date responded: 18 Jul 2019
Information requested

You asked for:

1. Number of convicted prisoners, seeking an appeal against sentence or conviction, have been released from prison into the community, pending a decision on whether the appeal will be granted. (interim liberation pending an appeal) I should like this information broken down by:
a) Gender
b) offence
c) length of sentence handed down

2. Number of women in Scotland convicted of fraud and other financial crime in the last 3 years, and the break down of sentence length and actual time served before release, including the numbers currently on remand or sentenced.

3. Number of women who have been sentenced to custodial sentences in the last 12 months who are mothers of school age children currently sentenced or on remand for fraud or other financial crimes and the length of sentence handed down, and the length of time served.

4. Number of women who have been sentenced to custodial sentences in the last 12 months who are mothers of school age children and are the prime carer, currently sentenced or on remand for fraud or other financial crimes and the length of sentence handed down, and the length of time served.

Response

1, 3, 4 - The Scottish Government does not hold this level of information. However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Prisons Service at gaolinfo@sps.pnn.gov.uk who may be able to help you.

2. The answer to part of your question can be found in the tables provided below. Scottish Government does not hold information on the actual time served before release or the numbers currently on remand or sentenced.

Number of females convicted of Breach of trust and embezzlement, Forgery, Fraud, Currency offences, Money laundering, Social Security Offences, Revenue and Excise Offences (Excluding Vehicle and Drugs)¹, 2015-16 to 2017-18.
1 - where main crime

  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Breach of trust and embezzlement 67 48 72
Forgery - - -
Fraud 178 199 173
Currency offences 9 5 2
Money laundering - - -
Social Security Offences 312 242 174
Revenue and Excise Offences (Excluding Vehicle and Drugs) 3 2 -
Total convicted 569 496 421

Source: Criminal Proceedings database

Number of females sentenced to custody for Breach of trust and embezzlement, Forgery, Fraud, Currency offences, Money laundering, Social Security Offences, Revenue and Excise Offences (Excluding Vehicle and Drugs)¹, by the length of sentence, 2015-16 to 2017-18.
1 - where main crime

Table attached below due to format.

Source: Criminal Proceedings database

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