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Scottish Prison Population Statistics: Legal Status, 2019-20

Experimental prison population statistics covering the period 2009-10 to 2019-20, expanding on the previous publication with information about legal statuses, sentences and offences.

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Scottish Prison Population Statistics: Legal Status, 2019-20
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1 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/

2 The legal information contained in warrants issued to the Scottish Prison Service by the courts.

3 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/

4 See the Scottish Prison Service Strategy for the Management of Women Offenders in Custody (https://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Policies2.aspx) and the Vision for Young People in Custody 2021 (http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Publication-7393.aspx)

5 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

6 These groups are: White; Asian, Asian Scottish, or Asian British; African, Caribbean or Black; Mixed or multiple ethnic groups; and Other ethnic group.

7 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/

8 National Records of Scotland, Scotland's Census 2011 - Table DC2101SC - Ethnic group by sex by age: https://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ods-web/standard-outputs.html

9 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

10 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

11 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/

12 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020

13 Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2018-19: Table 4(a) https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2018-19/pages/10/

14 Shortened for the purposes of this chart, categories on the x-axis reflect the broad offence groups used by other SG publications: “Non-sexual crimes of violence”; “Sexual crimes”; “Crimes of dishonesty”; “Fire-raising, vandalism, etc.”; “Other crimes”; “Miscellaneous offences”; “Motor vehicle offences”.

“Other Jurisdiction” offences defy such categorisation due to the lack of further information held on PR2.

15 Shortened for the purposes of this chart, categories on the x-axis reflect the broad offence groups used by other SG publications: “Non-sexual crimes of violence”; “Sexual crimes”; “Crimes of dishonesty”; “Fire-raising, vandalism, etc.”; “Other crimes”; “Miscellaneous offences”; “Motor vehicle offences”.

“Other Jurisdiction” offences defy such categorisation due to the lack of further information held on PR2.

16 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/pages/6/

17 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20

18 In a given year, an individual may transition from the remand population to the sentenced population and then depart from the sentenced population in the same year. Others will transition to the sentenced population and remain there until a later date. These transitions are noted in the table.

19 These cases are where the date of transition to the sentenced population occurs in the same year as the departure from custody

20 These indicate where the sentence date occurs within the year, but the departure occurs in a subsequent year (or is yet to occur).

21 SRO: Supervised Release order; HDC: Home Detention Curfew

22 Warrant spans are shown as for remand warrants or for sentencing warrants . See section 5.4.3 for more information on how these warrant spans are defined

23 Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2018-2019, https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2018-19/

24 Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2018-2019, https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2018-19/

25 Prison statistics and population projections Scotland: 2013-14 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

26 Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020, Section 5.1 https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/

27 https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2018-19/

28 Defined as those serving a sentence of less than 4 years. More information on HDC is available on the SPS website: https://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Information/HomeDetentionCurfew.aspx

29 Audit Scotland (2019) https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2019/s22_190912_sps.pdf

30 See Conlong (2019), available in addendum here: https://www.parliament.scot/S5_Public_Audit/General%20Documents/SG_SPS_20191216.pdf

31 See also Recorded Crime in Scotland 2018-19 for further context: https://www.gov.scot/publications/recorded-crime-scotland-2018-19/


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