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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 3 - Court proceedings and penalties data by specific offence

Appendix 3 - Court proceedings and penalties data by specific offence

Table A: People proceeded against in Scottish Courts for wildlife offences, where main charge 2013-14 to 2017-18

Crime group Legislation 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total prosecuted 80 51 25 23 29
Badgers sub-total - 2 - - 2
PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 SECTION 11A(1) - 2 - - -
PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 SECTION 13(7)(A) - - - - 2
Birds sub-total 10 8 5 4 3
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1)(A) 7 5 5 3 1
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1)(C) - - - 1 -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(2)(A) 1 1 - - 2
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(2)(B) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(5)(A) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 5(1)(B) - 2 - - -
Cruelty to wild animals sub-total 4 3 6 2 5
WILD MAMMALS (PROTECTION) ACT 1996 SECTION 1 - - - - 1
WILDLIFE AND COUNRTYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(1)(A) - - 1 1 -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 10A(1) - 1 1 - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(1)(A) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(1)(AA) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(2)(A) - 1 - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(2)(A) & (F) - - 1 - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(G)(1) - - - 1 4
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11A(2)&(6) - - 1 - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION S11(1)(AA) 2 1 - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION S11C(B) - - 1 - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981, SECTION 11A(2)(B)&(6) - - 1 - -
Deer sub-total 5 2 - 1 1
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 17(1) 3 - - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 17(3) 1 - - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 21(3) - - - - 1
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 22 1 2 - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 23(1) - - - 1 -
Hunting with dogs sub-total 9 3 5 8 4
PROTECTION OF WILD MAMMALS (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 SECTION 1(1) 9 3 5 8 4
Fish poaching sub-total 43 19 8 5 5
FRESHWATER & SALMON FISHERIES (SCOTLAND) ACT 1976 SECTION 1(8) 1 - - - -
SALMON & FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOT) ACT 2003 SECTION 14(1) 1 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOT) ACT 2003 S1(2)(A)(B)(C) - 1 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.11(1) 12 4 - - 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.18(1)(A) 2 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.6(1)&(2) 15 3 1 1 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOT)ACT 2003 S.1(1)(A)(B)&(3) - 1 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.13(2)&(4) 2 - 1 - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.13(3)&(4) - 2 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.20 1 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (PROTECTION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 1951 S.13(1) 1 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.17(2)(A) - - - 1 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.26(1) 3 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.58 - 1 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.7 2 - 3 - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 SEC 9(1)&(2) 2 6 2 3 2
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND)ACT 2003 S.1(1)(A)&(B) - 1 - - -
SCOTLAND ACT 1998 (RIVER TWEED) ORDER ARITCLE 22(1) - - 1 - -
SCOTLAND ACT 1998 (RIVER TWEED) ORDER 2006 1 - - - -
Other wildlife offences sub-total 9 14 1 3 9
THE CONSERVATION (NATURAL HABITATS, &C.) REGULATIONS 1994 REG 39(1)(A/B/C/D) - 1 - - -
THE CONSERVATION (NATURAL HABITATS, &C.) REGULATIONS 1994 REGULATION 41(2) 2 - - - -
THE CONTROL OF TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES (ENFORCEMENT) REGS 1997 REG 8(1) - 1 - 1 1
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 13(1)(B) - - - 1 -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18(1) 7 3 - 1 5
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18(2) - 8 - - 3
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18A(1)&(2) - 1 1 - -

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database

Table B: People with a charge proved in Scottish Courts for wildlife offences, where main charge 2013-14 to 2017-18

Crime group Legislation 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Total convicted 60 35 20 22 25
Badgers sub-total - 2 - - 1
PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 SECTION 11A(1) - 2 - - -
PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 SECTION 13(7)(A) - - - - 1
Birds sub-total 7 6 5 4 3
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1)(A) 5 3 5 3 1
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1)(C) - - - 1 -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(2)(A) - 1 - - 2
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(2)(B) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 1(5)(A) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE & COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 5(1)(B) - 2 - - -
Cruelty to wild animals sub-total 2 2 3 2 5
WILD MAMMALS (PROTECTION) ACT 1996 SECTION 1 - - - - 1
WILDLIFE AND COUNRTYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(1)(A) - - 1 1 -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 10A(1) - 1 - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(1)(AA) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(2)(A) - 1 - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11(G)(1) - - - 1 4
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 11A(2)&(6) - - 1 - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION S11(1)(AA) 1 - - - -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981, SECTION 11A(2)(B)&(6) - - 1 - -
Deer sub-total 4 1 - 1 1
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 17(1) 3 - - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 17(3) 1 - - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 21(3) - - - - 1
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 22 - 1 - - -
DEER (SCOTLAND) ACT 1996 SECTION 23(1) - - - 1 -
Hunting with dogs sub-total 5 2 3 8 4
PROTECTION OF WILD MAMMALS (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 SECTION 1(1) 5 2 3 8 4
Fish poaching sub-total 37 11 8 5 4
FRESHWATER & SALMON FISHERIES (SCOTLAND) ACT 1976 SECTION 1(8) 1 - - - -
SALMON & FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOT) ACT 2003 SECTION 14(1) 1 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.11(1) 12 - - - 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.18(1)(A) 2 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.6(1)&(2) 13 2 1 1 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOT)ACT 2003 S.1(1)(A)(B)&(3) - 1 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.13(2)&(4) 2 - 1 - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (PROTECTION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 1951 S.13(1) 1 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.17(2)(A) - - - 1 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.26(1) 2 - - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.58 - 1 - - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 S.7 1 - 3 - -
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 SEC 9(1)&(2) 1 6 2 3 1
SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES(CONSOLIDATION)(SCOTLAND)ACT 2003 S.1(1)(A)&(B) - 1 - - -
SCOTLAND ACT 1998 (RIVER TWEED) ORDER ARITCLE 22(1) - - 1 - -
SCOTLAND ACT 1998 (RIVER TWEED) ORDER 2006 1 - - - -
Other wildlife offences sub-total 5 11 1 2 7
THE CONSERVATION (NATURAL HABITATS, &C.) REGULATIONS 1994 REG 39(1)(A/B/C/D) - 1 - - -
THE CONSERVATION (NATURAL HABITATS, &C.) REGULATIONS 1994 REGULATION 41(2) 1 - - - -
THE CONTROL OF TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES (ENFORCEMENT) REGS 1997 REG 8(1) - 1 - 1 1
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 13(1)(B) - - - 1 -
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18(1) 4 3 - - 3
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18(2) - 5 - - 3
WILDLIFE AND COUNTRYSIDE ACT 1981 SECTION 18A(1)&(2) - 1 1 - -

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database


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