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Jury Trials

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) guilty, (b) not guilty and (c) not proven verdicts were handed down in jury trials in Scottish courts in each of the last five years.

Persons called to solemn procedure courts by outcome 1987–1991 Scotland

Year

PNGA1 of deserted

Acquitted not guilty

Acquitted not proven

Charge proved

Total

High Courts

198736147728581,113
19885195778011,024
1989509673746965
19906111170757999
1991819478743996

Sheriff Court

1987884261402,7893,443
19881492721352,6863,242
19892473101662,6133,336
19903233541722,7493,598
19913612811302,6193,391

1 Plea of not guilty accepted.