1.1 This bulletin forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system. Statistics are presented on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of non-court disposals issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service during 2010-11.
1.2 Further detailed tables have been published as background statistics on the Scottish Government Crime and Justice Statistics website.
1.3 The number of people with a charge proved in 2010-11 fell to 115,398 - the fourth consecutive annual fall and the lowest figure in ten years (see Chart 1).
Chart 1: Number of people with a charge proved in Scottish courts by main penalty, 2001-02 to 2010-11