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Costs, Sentencing Profiles and the Scottish Criminal Justice System 2002

DescriptionThis is the eighth publication of the annual Section 306 (of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995) Document and covers the financial year 2002/03.
ISBN0 7559 1053 2
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 30, 2004

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Costs, Sentencing Profiles and the Scottish Criminal Justice System 2002

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A Scottish Executive publication under section 306 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

Laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers

SE/2004/95

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Contents

1. Introduction

2. Financial Implications of Criminal Justice Decisions

3. Sentencing Profiles
Introduction
Comparison of the Use of Disposals by Court Type
Table 1 Main Penalties for Persons with a Charge Proved in Scottish Courts, 2002
Table 2 Distribution of Main Penalties for Persons with a Charge Proved, 2002

Sentencing in Sheriff Solemn Courts by type of Crime/Offence
Table 3 Sentencing in Sheriff Solemn Courts, 2002

Sentencing in Summary Courts by type of Crime/ Offence
Table 4 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, 2002
Table 5 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates and Lay District Courts, 2002
Table 6 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, All Crimes and Offences, 2002

Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts for each Court

Chart A Use of custody, community service and probation in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002, All Crimes and Offences, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved

Chart B Average fine and custodial sentence length imposed in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002, by court, showing number of persons fined or given custody.

Chart C Use of custody, community service and probation in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002, Housebreaking, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart D Use of custody, community service and probation in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002,Theft, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart E Use of custody, community service and probation in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002, Other Dishonesty, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart F Use of custody, community service and probation in Sheriff Summary Courts in 2002, Common Assault, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Table 7 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Housebreaking, 2002
Table 8 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Theft, 2002
Table 9 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Other Dishonesty, 2002
Table 10 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Common Assault, 2002
Table 11 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Breach of the Peace, 2002
Table 12 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Dangerous/Careless Driving, 2002
Table 13 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Drunk Driving, 2002
Table 14 Sentencing in Sheriff Summary Courts, Unlawful Use of Vehicle, 2002
Table 15 Custodial Sentence Lengths in Sheriff Summary Courts, 1999 to 2002
Table 16 Community Service Orders imposed in Sheriff Summary Courts, 1999 to 2002
Table 17 Fines imposed in Sheriff Summary Courts as Main Penalty, 1999 to 2002
Table 18 Compensation Orders imposed in Sheriff Summary Courts, 1999 to 2002 (either as a main or secondary penalty)
Table 19 Average Combined Amount () of Fine and Compensation Order imposed in Sheriff Summary Courts, by Category of Offence, 2002
Table 20 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, All Crimes and Offences, 2002

Sentencing in District Courts for each Court

Chart G Use of admonishment and probation in District & Stipendiary Magistrates Courts in 2002, All crimes and offences, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart H Use of admonishment and probation in District & Stipendiary Magistrates Courts in 2002, Theft, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart I Use of admonishment and probation in District & Stipendiary Magistrates Courts in 2002, Common assault, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Chart J Use of admonishment and probation in District & Stipendiary Magistrates Courts in 2002, Breach of the Peace, by court, showing number of persons with a charge proved.

Table 21 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, Theft, 2002
Table 22 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, Common Assault, 2002
Table 23 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, Breach of the Peace, 2002
Table 24 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, Speeding, 2002
Table 25 Sentencing in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, Unlawful Use of Vehicle, 2002
Table 26 Fines imposed in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts as Main Penalty, 1999 to 2002
Table 27 Compensation Orders Imposed in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, 1999 to 2002 (either as a main or secondary penalty)
Table 28 Average Combined Amount () of Fine and Compensation Order imposed in Stipendiary Magistrates & Lay District Courts, by Category of Offence, 2002
Annex: Notes on Statistics Used