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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.

72 page PDF

1.9 MB

72 page PDF

1.9 MB

Contents
Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2018 annual report
Appendix 3 - Court proceedings and penalties data by specific offence

72 page PDF

1.9 MB

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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