Sheriff and Justice of Peace courts' fines : FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02952
Date received: 30 November 2017
Date responded: 3 January 2017

Information requested

  • What are average fines (in Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Fiscal fines and Anti-social behaviour fine)?
  • Cross-tabulation of crimes/offences and fines
  • Fines for reconvictions


Information on the value of average fines issued by Sheriff courts and Justice of the Peace courts, broken down by crime, is provided in the attached excel table. Our database does not hold information on the value of non-court fines.

Following earlier correspondence to clarify your requirements regarding fines for reconvictions, you are content that the information available in table 15 of the Reconviction Rates in Scotland publication meets your needs:

Information is also provided on COPFS and police disposals in tables 13 and 14.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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