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Publication - Statistics publication

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

Published: 17 Jan 2017
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786527400

Summary of proceedings dealt with by courts, sentencing outcomes and characteristics of convicted offenders.

106 page PDF

1.7 MB

106 page PDF

1.7 MB

Contents
Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16
Table 2(b): People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2015-161

106 page PDF

1.7 MB

Table 2(b): People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2015-16 1

Row per cent
Main crime or offence PNGA 2,3 or deserted 4 Acquitted not guilty Acquitted not proven Charge proved Total Not proven as % of all acquitted
All crimes and offences 8 6 1 86 100 15
All crimes 9 4 1 85 100 20
Non-sexual crimes of violence 11 16 5 67 100 25
Homicide etc * 14 10 76 100 41
Attempted murder and serious assault 10 20 6 64 100 23
Robbery 15 8 4 73 100 33
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 13 12 4 71 100 24
Sexual crimes 6 15 7 72 100 33
Rape and attempted rape 3 28 21 48 100 43
Sexual assault 5 24 9 62 100 27
Crimes associated with prostitution 11 10 5 74 100 33
Other sexual crimes 6 7 3 83 100 28
Crimes of dishonesty 10 2 * 88 100 12
Housebreaking 12 3 1 84 100 30
Theft by opening lockfast places 12 3 * 84 100 11
Theft from a motor vehicle 14 2 * 84 100 -
Theft of a motor vehicle 21 6 1 72 100 14
Shoplifting 7 * * 93 100 4
Other theft 12 5 * 82 100 7
Fraud 16 3 * 80 100 4
Other dishonesty 13 5 1 81 100 16
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 10 7 1 82 100 9
Fire-raising 10 6 3 81 100 31
Vandalism etc. 10 7 1 82 100 7
Other crimes 9 3 1 87 100 16
Crimes against public justice 9 3 * 88 100 11
Handling offensive weapons 7 10 3 79 100 24
Drugs 11 2 * 87 100 16
Other crime 5 6 * 89 100 -
All offences 7 6 1 86 100 13
Miscellaneous offences 9 10 2 80 100 14
Common assault 10 14 2 74 100 13
Breach of the peace etc. 8 7 1 84 100 16
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 8 2 * 90 100 -
Urinating etc. 3 3 * 94 100 -
Other miscellaneous 7 8 1 84 100 14
Motor vehicle offences 4 3 * 93 100 10
Dangerous and careless driving 4 6 1 89 100 13
Driving under the influence 2 3 1 95 100 16
Speeding 1 1 * 98 100 5
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 10 1 * 89 100 9
Vehicle defect offences 6 1 * 93 100 -
Seat belt offences 5 3 * 91 100 10
Mobile phone offences 4 9 1 86 100 7
Other motor vehicle offences 8 5 * 86 100 6

1. Excludes people against whom proceedings are started but which are dropped before they reach court.
2. Plea of not guilty accepted.
3. Includes cases where proceedings are dropped after a person has been called to court, e.g. if witnesses cannot be traced.
4. Deserted simpliciter i.e. trial is permanently abandoned by the Procurator Fiscal.


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