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Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2019-20

This bulletin forms part of the Scottish Government series of statistical bulletins on the criminal justice system. Statistics are presented on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of measures available as alternatives to prosecution, which are issued by the police and by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Detailed figures for 2019-20 are presented, along with selected trends for the last ten years. Please note this publication covers the period ending in March 2020, so court volumes presented here would have been largely unaffected by the Coronavirus pandemic, and doesn’t cover offences introduced by Coronavirus legislation (see Annex B29).

Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2019-20 – (