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S5W-18904: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in solemn trial cases, how many (a) not proven and (b) not guilty verdicts were returned in (i) 2015, (ii) 2016 and (iii) 2017.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 September 2018

The available information is provided in the following tables by financial year, which have been produced from the Scottish Government’s criminal proceedings database . The Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2017-18 will be published in late January 2019.

Number of people proceeded against in Scottish solemn courts with result 'not proven', 2014-15 to 2016-17.

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

All crimes and offences

341

342

359

Source: Criminal Proceedings database

 

Number of people proceeded against in Scottish solemn courts with result 'not guilty', 2014-15 to 2016-17 .

 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

All crimes and offences

785

878

818

Source: Criminal Proceedings database