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S5W-04786: McArthur, Liam (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 17 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in Scotland have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted each year under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 30 November 2016

The number of people prosecuted and convicted in Scotland under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 is shown in the following table

People prosecuted under Computer Misuse Act 1990¹, 2007-08 to 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 SECTION 3

1

-

-

1

1

-

1

-

COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 SECTION 1

1

1

2

-

1

-

-

-

All

2

1

2

1

2

-

1

-

1. Where main offence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People convicted under Computer Misuse Act 1990¹, 2010-11 to 2014-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 SECTION 3

1

-

-

1

1

-

1

-

COMPUTER MISUSE ACT 1990 SECTION 1

1

1

2

-

1

-

-

-

All

2

1

2

1

2

-

1

-

1. Where main offence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database