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Rape and attempted rape statistics on prison sentences vs non-custodial sentences: FOI release

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


Information requested

Separate out rape and attempted rape into two sets of numbersÍž prison sentences vs noncustodial sentences for the two crimes.

Response

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

People prosecuted in Scottish courts for rape and attempted rape, where main charge, 2010- 11 to 2019-20.

Main crime

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Total prosecuted

80

93

138

219

271

216

251

246

313

300

Rape

-

24

64

145

176

144

166

158

227

219

Rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010)

58

50

49

54

69

47

65

73

70

63

Attempted rape (offences after 1 Dec 2010)

-

3

17

14

15

17

12

9

13

14

Attempted rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010)

22

16

8

6

11

8

8

6

3

4


People convicted in Scottish courts of rape and attempted rape, by main disposal, 2010-11 to 2019-20.

Main disposal

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Total convicted

36

49

77

91

125

105

99

106

142

130

Rape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custody

-

11

36

48

68

55

51

53

83

79

Community sentence

-

1

1

3

7

5

2

1

-

-

Other

-

-

-

2

-

1

3

2

-

1

Rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custody

22

23

25

30

40

29

34

43

49

42

Community sentence

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other

-

1

1

1

1

-

1

1

1

-

Attempted rape (offences after 1 Dec 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custody

-

-

6

3

3

5

5

2

6

5

Community sentence

-

-

3

-

1

3

-

-

-

1

Attempted rape (offences prior to 1 Dec 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custody

12

12

4

3

5

6

3

4

3

2

Community sentence

2

1

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

Source: Scottish Government criminal proceedings criminal database

Please note: The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 came into force on 1st December 2010 and changed the legislation relating to rape and attempted rape offences, therefore statistics are presented separately for offences that occurred prior to and post this date.

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