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Statistical Bulletin Criminal Justice Series: CrJ/2006/3: Criminal Proceedings In Scottish Courts, 2004/05

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Table 2 Persons proceeded against in court by main crime/offence by main crime/offence and estimated percentage outcome of court proceedings, 2004/05 1

Main crime or offence

PNGA2,3 or deserted

Acquitted not guilty

Acquitted not proven

Charge proved

Total

Not proven as % of all acquitted

All crimes and offences

8

2

1

89

100

18

All crimes

12

3

1

85

100

19

Non-sexual crimes of violence

10

11

3

75

100

23

Homicide

5

3

6

86

100

71

Serious assault and attempted murder

10

14

4

72

100

23

Robbery

11

5

1

83

100

19

Other

13

12

2

73

100

17

Crimes of indecency

6

14

5

75

100

26

Rape and attempted rape

8

27

9

56

100

25

Indecent assault

7

22

4

67

100

17

Lewd and indecent behaviour

6

11

6

77

100

35

Other

6

7

1

86

100

8

Crimes of dishonesty

11

1

*

87

100

17

Housebreaking

13

1

*

85

100

17

Theft by opening a lockfast place

13

1

*

85

100

12

Theft of a motor vehicle

25

3

1

71

100

17

Shoplifting

7

*

*

92

100

4

Other theft

12

2

*

86

100

17

Fraud

11

1

1

86

100

33

Other

12

4

1

83

100

18

Fire-raising, vandalism, etc

9

3

*

88

100

11

Fire-raising

12

8

1

79

100

12

Vandalism, etc

8

3

*

88

100

11

Other crimes

14

3

1

83

100

17

Crimes against public justice

17

2

*

81

100

19

Handling an offensive weapon

15

7

2

77

100

18

Drugs

11

2

*

87

100

13

Other

29

-

-

71

100

-

All offences

6

2

*

91

100

18

Miscellaneous offences

8

4

1

88

100

18

Common assault

10

6

1

82

100

18

Breach of the peace

9

3

1

88

100

19

Drunkenness

7

-

-

93

100

-

Breach of social work orders

*

*

*

100

100

50

Other

5

3

1

91

100

15

Motor vehicle offences

5

1

*

94

100

19

Dangerous and careless driving

4

3

1

92

100

26

Drunk driving

2

2

*

96

100

17

Speeding

1

*

*

99

100

11

Unlawful use of vehicle

9

*

*

90

100

18

Vehicle defect offences

11

*

-

89

100

-

Other

8

1

*

90

100

20

1 Excludes persons 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 eg if witnesses cannot be traced.
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