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Publication - Statistics publication

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics

Published: 27 Feb 2018
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788516099

Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternatives to prosecution, issued by the police and by the Crown Office.

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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics
Table 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2016-17[1]

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Table 2(b) People proceeded against in court by main crime/offence and percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2016-17[1]

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 7 5 1 86 100 17
All crimes 10 5 1 85 100 21
Non-sexual crimes of violence 11 16 6 67 100 28
Homicide etc. - 12 5 83 100 31
Attempted murder and serious assault 9 17 8 66 100 31
Robbery 14 12 3 71 100 23
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 15 16 3 65 100 15
Sexual crimes 5 19 7 69 100 27
Rape and attempted rape 2 43 17 39 100 28
Sexual assault 5 24 11 60 100 32
Crimes associated with prostitution 6 7 1 86 100 13
Other sexual crimes 6 10 3 82 100 20
Crimes of dishonesty 9 3 * 88 100 15
Housebreaking 10 3 1 85 100 29
Theft by opening lockfast places 12 2 1 85 100 43
Theft from a motor vehicle 9 1 1 89 100 50
Theft of a motor vehicle 22 7 1 71 100 7
Shoplifting 7 1 - 93 100 -
Other theft 12 6 1 81 100 13
Fraud 11 5 1 84 100 10
Other dishonesty 13 6 1 80 100 17
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 10 7 1 82 100 12
Fire-raising 9 6 4 81 100 38
Vandalism etc. 10 7 1 82 100 10
Other crimes 10 3 1 86 100 19
Crimes against public justice 9 3 * 88 100 13
Handling offensive weapons 8 8 3 80 100 28
Drugs 12 2 4 86 100 19
Other crime 4 3 1 93 100 14
All offences 6 6 1 87 100 15
Miscellaneous offences 8 9 2 81 100 17
Common assault 9 13 3 76 100 17
Breach of the peace etc. 7 7 1 85 100 15
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 8 4 3 86 100 40
Urinating etc. 12 12 - 76 100 -
Other miscellaneous 7 7 2 84 100 20
Motor vehicle offences 4 2 * 93 100 11
Dangerous and careless driving 3 6 1 90 100 12
Driving under the influence 1 3 1 95 100 18
Speeding 1 1 * 98 100 8
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 9 1 * 90 100 9
Vehicle defect offences 5 1 * 93 100 6
Seat belt offences 4 * - 96 100 -
Mobile phone offences 4 9 * 86 100 5
Other motor vehicle offences 7 6 1 86 100 9

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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