Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2017 annual report

The sixth wildlife crime annual report, with new data from the financial year 2016 to 2017.

Appendix 1 - Offence Categories and Legislation

This Appendix provides further detail on the offence categories used in the wildlife crime and court proceedings statistics in Chapter 2, broken down by the crime codes used to group offences and the legislation which includes these offences.

Offences relating to Crime code (number and description) Legislation
Badgers 605115 – Offences involving badgers Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Birds 605104 – Birds, offences involving Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Cruelty to wild animals 605114 – Cruelty to wild animals Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996; Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Deer 605702 – Deer (Scotland) offences Deer (Scotland) Act 1996
Hunting with dogs 605113 – Hunting with dogs Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
Conservation (e.g. protected sites, conservation orders) 607322 – Other conservation offences Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004
Poaching and game laws 605701– Poaching and game laws Game (Scotland) Act 1772;
Game (Scotland) Act 1832;
Night Poaching Act 1828;
Poaching Prevention Act 1862;
Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948
Fish poaching 605601 – Salmon and freshwater fisheries offences Freshwater & Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976;
Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scot) Act 1951;
Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Consol) (Scot) Act 2003;
Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975
The Fish Conservation (Fishing For Eels)(Scotland) Regulations 2008
605603 – Possession of salmon or trout unlawfully obtained Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scot) Act 2003; Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951; Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed Order)
Other wildlife offences (e.g. European Protected Species, CITES, attempts to commit offences) 605116 – Other wildlife offences The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994;
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981;
Control of Trade In Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regs 1997


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