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Convictions of breach of bail conditions statistics: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. The number of people convicted of a breach of bail conditions under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. Please provide this information for the financial years of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and so far in 2021-22.

2. The number of people on bail who were convicted of a crime other than a breach of bail conditions. Please provide this information for the financial years of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and so far in 2021-22. Please include people convicted of another crime even if they were also convicted of a breach of bail conditions.

3. If possible, the list of crimes that were committed by those on bail (separate to a breach of bail conditions) and the number of times those crimes were committed for the financial years of 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and so far in 2021-22.

Response

I enclose a copy of the information you requested.

1. Number of people convicted of a breach of bail conditions under the section 27(1)(B) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, where main crime, 2017-18 to 2019-20.

 

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (SCOTLAND) ACT 1995 SECTION 27(1)(B)

3,735

3,485

3,851

Source: Scottish Government's Criminal Proceedings database

Please note: The latest available information on criminal proceedings in Scotland is for the financial year 2019-20. Proceedings database is not a live case system and the 2021-22 information is not yet available.

2, 3. Number of people convicted of a crime whilst on bail, excluding people convicted of a breach of bail conditions under the section 27(1)(B) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, where main crime, 2017-18 to 2019-20.

 

2017 - 2018

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

Murder / culpable homicide

11

7

11

Causing death by dangerous or careless driving

2

0

1

Attempted murder and serious assault

169

199

189

Robbery

132

110

130

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act

0

0

26

Other non-sexual crimes of violence

13

21

13

Rape and Attempted Rape

4

9

6

Sexual assault

14

11

16

Crimes associated with prostitution

9

1

0

Other sexual crimes

42

47

53

Housebreaking

254

220

237

Theft by opening lockfast places

52

34

34

Theft from a motor vehicle

21

36

28

Theft of a motor vehicle

51

56

50

Shoplifting

2166

2199

1942

Other theft

451

390

399

Fraud

64

38

50

Other dishonesty

180

181

149

Fire-raising

21

25

19

Vandalism etc.

351

340

318

Crimes against public justice

701

626

607

Handling offensive weapons

313

336

352

Drugs

860

753

634

Other crime

22

24

21

Common assault

1433

1248

1197

Breach of the peace etc.

2750

2246

2180

Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct

12

4

2

Urinating etc.

3

1

1

Other miscellaneous

222

195

180

Dangerous and careless driving

221

150

155

Driving under the influence

214

178

188

Speeding

70

45

45

Unlawful use of motor vehicle

442

420

339

Vehicle defect offences

16

15

18

Seat belt offences

2

2

3

Mobile phone offences

10

19

12

Other motor vehicle offences

48

36

38

Total

11346

10222

9643

Source: Scottish Government's Criminal Proceedings database

Please note:
(i) The table above contains data on the number of people convicted for a crime that was recorded on the Criminal History System database with a bail aggravator. This means the crime was committed whilst the person was on bail. The number of people convicted of a breach of bail conditions under the section 27(1)(B) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 have been removed from this table.

(ii) The data in this table will not match Table 1 of the additional tables on bail-related data published here: Supporting documents - Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot). This is because the published table contains data on the number of offences committed rather than number of people convicted, as included in this FOI response. An individual can be convicted of more than one offence during a court proceeding.

(iii) The latest available information on criminal proceedings in Scotland is for the financial year 2019-20. Proceedings database is not a live case system and the 2021-22 information is not yet available. The 2020-21 data will be published later this year.

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