FOI reference: FOI/17/02743
Date received: 13 November 2017
Date responded: 5 December 2017
How many prosecutions have been made under Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act 2009 in each of the following years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (in financial or calendar years, however this information is held).
Of those in question 1 and for the same time period:
(i) Please provide how many cautions were given
(ii) Please provide how many suspended sentences were issued
(iii) Please provide how many custodial sentences were issued and if possible the length of sentence.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.
The latest available information is provided in these tables:
People prosecuted in Scottish courts under section 9 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, where main charge, 2012-13 to 2015-16
|Total receiving custodial sentence||1||5||1||5|
|Length of sentence:|
|Over 6 months to 1 year||1||-||-||2|
|Over 1 year to 2 years||-||3||1||2|
|Over 2 years to less than 4 years||-||2||-||-|
|4 years & over||-||-||-||1|
People given non-court disposals under section 9 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, where main charge, 2012-13 to 2015-16
|Early and Effective Intervention||1|
Source: Sottish Government Criminal Proceedings database
Reasons for not providing information
The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for relating to suspended sentences as the courts in Scotland have no power to impose suspended sentences. Please note that formal police cautions do not apply in Scotland but we have provided non-court disposals relating to fiscal and police penalties.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House