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Publication - Statistics Publication

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2015-16

Published: 17 Jan 2017
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

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106 page PDF

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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, 2015-16 1

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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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