Publication - Progress report

Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2017 annual report

Published: 21 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781787814967

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

92 page PDF

3.6 MB

92 page PDF

3.6 MB

Contents
Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2017 annual report
Appendix 3 - Court proceedings and penalties data by specific offence

92 page PDF

3.6 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

Crime group Legislation 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Total prosecuted
77 80 51 25 23
Badgers sub-total - - 2 - -

PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 Section 11A(1) - - 2 - -
Birds sub-total 19 10 8 5 4

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(1)(A) 14 7 5 5 3

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(1)(C) 1 - - - 1

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(2)(A) - 1 1 - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(2)(B) - 1 - - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(5)(A) 2 1 - - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 5(1)(B) 1 - 2 - -

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(5C) 1 - - - -
Cruelty to wild animals sub-total 9 4 3 6 2

Wildlife And Countryside 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) 9 - - - 1

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 3 5 2 - 1

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 17(1) - 3 - - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 17(3) - 1 - - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 22 2 1 2 - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 23(1) - - - - 1

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 5(1),5(5) & Schedule 6 1 - - - -
Hunting with dogs sub-total 11 9 3 5 8

Protection Of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 Section 1(1) 11 9 3 5 8
Poaching and game laws sub-total 1 - - - -

Night Poaching Act 1828 Section 1 1 - - - -
Fish poaching sub-total 23 43 19 8 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 S.1(2)(A)(B)(C) - - 1 - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries(Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 2003 S.11(1) 1 12 4 - -

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) 5 15 3 1 1

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 S.1(1)(A)(B)&(3) - - 1 - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 S.13(2)&(4) 2 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 (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1951 S.1 2 - - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951 S.13(1) - 1 - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Act 1951 S.7A(1)(B) 2 - - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 S.17(2)(A) - - - - 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 4 2 - 3 -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 SEC 9(1)&(2) 2 2 6 2 3

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 S.1(1)(A)&(B) 3 - 1 - -

Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 - 1 - - -

Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order S22(1)(A)&(B) - - - 1 -

The Fish Conversation (Fishing For Eels)(Scotland) Regulations 2008 REG 2 2 - - - -
Other wildlife offences sub-total 11 9 14 1 3

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 Reg 39(1)(A/B/C/D) 1 - 1 - -

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 Regulation 39(1)(A) 1 - - - -

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 Regulation 41(2) 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 15(A) 1 - - - -

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 18(1) 3 7 3 - 1

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 18(2) 2 - 8 - -

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

Crime group Legislation 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Total convicted
56 60 35 20 22
Badgers sub-total - - 2 - -

Protection Of Badgers Act 1992 Section 11A(1) - - 2 - -
Birds sub-total 16 7 6 5 4

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(1)(A) 12 5 3 5 3

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(1)(C) 1 - - - 1

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(2)(A) - - 1 - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(2)(B) - 1 - - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 1(5)(A) 2 1 - - -

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Section 5(1)(B) 1 - 2 - -
Cruelty to wild animals sub-total 7 2 2 3 2

Wildlife And Countryside 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) 7 - - - 1

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 1 4 1 - 1

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 17(1) - 3 - - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 17(3) - 1 - - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 22 - - 1 - -

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 23(1) - - - - 1

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 Section 5(1),5(5) & Schedule 6 1 - - - -
Hunting with dogs sub-total 7 5 2 3 8

Protection Of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 Section 1(1) 7 5 2 3 8
Poaching and game laws sub-total 1 - - - -

Night Poaching Act 1828 Section 1 1 - - - -
Fish poaching sub-total 16 37 11 8 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 S.11(1) - 12 - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scot) Act 2003 S.18(1)(A) - 2 - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scot) Act 2003 S.6(1)&(2) 4 13 2 1 1

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scot) Act 2003 S.1(1)(A)(B)&(3) - - 1 - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scot) Act 2003 S.13(2)&(4) 1 2 - 1 -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Protection)(Scotland) Act 1951 S.13(1) - 1 - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Protection)(Scotland) Act 1951 S.7A(1)(B) 2 - - - -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 2003 S.17(2)(A) - - - - 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 3 1 - 3 -

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 2003 SEC 9(1)&(2) 2 1 6 2 3

Salmon And Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation)(Scotland) Act 2003 S.1(1)(A)&(B) 3 - 1 - -

Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 - 1 - - -

Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order S22(1)(A)&(B) - - - 1 -

The Fish Conservation (Fishing For Eels)(Scotland) Regulations 2008 Reg 2 1 - - - -
Other wildlife offences sub-total 8 5 11 1 2

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 Reg 39(1)(A/B/C/D) 1 - 1 - -

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &C.) Regulations 1994 Regulation 39(1)(A) 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

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 13(1)(B) - - - - 1

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 15(A) 1 - - - -

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 18(1) 3 4 3 - -

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 18(2) 2 - 5 - -

Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 Section 18A(1)&(2) - - 1 1 -

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database


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