Publication - Corporate report

Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2018 annual report

Published: 23 Dec 2019
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781839604171

The seventh wildlife crime annual report, with new data from the financial year 2017 to 2018.

Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2018 annual report
Appendix 2A - Further information on COPFS Case Outcomes

Appendix 2A - Further information on COPFS Case Outcomes

*= data suppressed. See Appendix 2.

Table A: Outcomes of all fish poaching cases

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No action 11 9 10 8 5
Alternative to prosecution 16 21 15 20 *
Prosecuted 33 8 5 7 *
of which convicted 23 8 * * *
No. of reports received 60 38 30 35 18

Table B: Outcomes of all other wildlife cases

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No action 19 15 30 19 25
Alternative to prosecution 14 13 12 15 *
Prosecuted 32 32 18 25 *
of which convicted 24 20 * * *
No. of reports received 65 60 60 59 49

Outcomes by Individual Case Category

Table C: Offences relating to birds

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No action * * 9 10 9
Alternative to prosecution * * * 5 *
Prosecuted 12 10 * 9 *
of which convicted * * * * *
No. of reports received 21 17 15 24 13

Table D: Offences relating to cruelty to wild animals

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No. of reports received 10 11 * 8 0

Table E: Offences relating to deer

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No. of reports received * 5 * * *

Table F: Offences relating to hunting with dogs

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No action 7 * 8 * 11
Alternative to prosecution 0 0 * * *
Prosecuted 6 * * * 9
of which convicted * * * * 7
No. of reports received 13 6 15 7 22

Table G: Other wildlife offences

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No action 6 * 9 * 5
Alternative to prosecution 5 * 6 * *
Prosecuted 6 7 5 6 *
of which convicted * * * * 0
No. of reports received 17 17 20 14 10

Offences relating to badgers

For the period 2013-2018, a total of 8 cases relating to badgers were reported to COPFS.

Other conservation offences

For the period 2013-18, fewer than five cases relating to other conservation offences were reported to COPFS.


Contact

Email: leia.fitzgerald@gov.scot