Prosecutions under Section 31 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010: FOI release

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

Information requested

The total number of prosecutions launched under Section 31 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 since the Act came into force, broken down over years and by trial outcome.


The answer to your question is: there have been 2 prosecutions of a charge under section 31 of the Criminal and Justice Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, from the time the Act commenced until 2019-20.

  • One prosecution in 2013-14 and found not guilty.
  • One prosecution resulting in a conviction in 2017-18.

The Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database is not a live system and the latest available information is for the financial year 2019-20. Statistics are presented on the number of people dealt with by the Scottish Criminal Justice System where proceedings have concluded.

Further information and explanations on criminal proceedings in Scotland is available here: Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20 - (

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