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Analysis of prosecutions and convictions under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: FOI release

Published: 15 Jan 2020

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

Published:
15 Jan 2020
Analysis of prosecutions and convictions under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000010956
Date received: 6 Jan 2020
Date responded: 14 Jan 2020
Information requested

You asked for:

Number of people prosecuted/convicted under the section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 (2015 to 2019).

Response

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

Number of people prosecuted under section 127 of the COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003, where main charge, 2008-09 to 2017-18.

 

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003
SECTION 127(1)(A)

370

499

654

692

685

867

832

840

634

503

COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003 SECTION 127(1)(B)

34

35

44

53

51

63

62

75

52

46

COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003 SECTION 127(2)(A)

39

25

29

22

38

32

23

21

29

17

COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003 SECTION 127(2)(B)

3

1

5

8

2

9

4

5

6

-

COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003
SECTION 127(2)(C)

117

112

162

102

138

140

132

104

97

78

Total prosecuted

563

672

894

877

914

1,111

1,053

1,045

818

644

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database.

Number of people convicted under section 127 of the COMMUNICATIONS ACT 2003, where main charge, 2008-09 to 2017-18.

 

2008-

09

2009-

10

2010-

11

2011-

12

2012-

13

2013-

14

2014-

15

2015-

16

2016-

17

2017-

18

COMMUNICATIONS
ACT 2003 SECTION 127(1)(A)

 

340

 

461

 

578

 

588

 

619

 

760

 

722

 

719

 

560

 

440

COMMUNICATIONS
ACT 2003 SECTION 127(1)(B)

 

29

 

27

 

40

 

45

 

49

 

53

 

55

 

64

 

44

 

39

COMMUNICATIONS
ACT 2003 SECTION 127(2)(A)

 

37

 

24

 

27

 

21

 

36

 

26

 

22

 

19

 

21

 

16

COMMUNICATIONS
ACT 2003 SECTION 127(2)(B)

 

2

 

1

 

5

 

8

 

2

 

8

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

-

COMMUNICATIONS
ACT 2003 SECTION 127(2)(C)

 

111

 

105

 

153

 

98

 

131

 

127

 

115

 

94

 

90

 

72

Total convicted

519

618

803

760

837

974

918

901

721

567

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database.

Please note: the data provided is by the financial year. Information for 2018-19 will not be available until publication of the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2018-19 Statistical Bulletin. The dates of all Scottish Government Official and National Statistics publications are pre-announced, and the up to date list of future publications can be found at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ForthcomingPubs

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