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Responses we have made to FOI requests

Charges with Domestic Abuse Aggravation

Freedom of Information - Charges with Domestic Abuse Aggravation

Thank you for your request dated 17 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

“I am interested in the extent to which domestic abuse related prosecutions have risen in the last 12 months. I would like to obtain a month by month breakdown which would take us back to just before the creation of Police Scotland.”

Hate Crime Statistics

Freedom of Information: Hate Crime Statistics

Thank you for your request dated 14 March 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

"I want to know the breakdown of hate crime statistics by geographical area in Edinburgh and by the accused age.

I am interested in information from the last 3 years."

Fatal Accident Inquiries (13-03-14)

Freedom of Information: Fatal Accident Inquiries - 13 March 2014

Thank you for your e-mail of 13 March 2014 to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), in which you requested the following information in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

1) "Firstly, how many FAIs are currently on your books (as of today)? In other words, FAIs that you have agreed to go ahead with but are still either awaiting a date, or have a future date?"

2) "Secondly, can you tell us what the cases are, date of incident, name(s) of victims, and where the incident took place?" and

3) "Thirdly, can I find out how many were on the books on or around the same date in 2004 and 2013. And... with regard to the 2004 and 2013 data, when were the original incidents in all the cases?"

Number of Cases - Haddington Sheriff Court

Freedom of Information - Number of Cases - Haddington Sheriff Court

Thank you for your e-mail of 28 January 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

I am looking for info on numbers of cases handled by the Procurator Fiscal Service relating to the Haddington Sheriff Court area and the Edinburgh Sheriff Court area over a period of time, can you help?

Cases relating to Terrorism

Thank you for your e-mail of 31 January 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

“A list of all terrorism or terrorism related cases prosecuted in Scotland from 2000 to present”

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002

Freedom of Information -

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002

Thank you for your e-mail of 29 January 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I seek information on cases involving individual(s) charged under theProtection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 where the individual(s) were charged with the use of dogs to hunt (flush) a fox(s) or hare where the dogs caught and killed the fox(s) or hare before an individual shot the fox (s) or hare as law requires under the 2002 Act.  I would like to know how many cases match my request and in particular information relating to cases where an individual(s) was charged but not convicted and the reason(s) why they were not convicted.

  • All cases relating to the content of my description, from 2011-12
  • All cases relating to the content of my description which led to a successful prosecution 2011-12
  • All cases relating to the content of my description which failed to secure a prosecution and more importantly, why the cases failed to achieve a prosecution 2011-2012”

Management Board Expenses

Thank you for your e-mail dated 17 August 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information -

A copy of all expense claims submitted by the Lord Advocate, Solicitor General and members of the COPFS management board in each of the last two full financial years”

Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Freedom of Information: Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 March 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in relation to Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 charges reported to COPFS:

Exactly which criteria is applied to a case in the decision making process that will determine whether a case will proceed to court and trial.

How many charges contrary the above mentioned act, section and subsection have been dealt with by alternate means to court and trial.

Self-Reporting - Bribery Act 2010

Freedom of Information: Self-Reporting – Bribery Act 2010

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 March 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1. "How many companies have self-reported to Crown Office in accordance with the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal's guidance entitled: Guidance on the approach of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to Reporting by Businesses of Bribery Offences?" and

2. "How many companies have enquired about self-reporting to Crown Office but not proceeded to do so?"

Self Reporting - Bribery Act

Freedom of Information - Self Reporting - Bribery Act

Thank you for your e-mail of 6 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

1. “Any details of number of incidents of self-reporting of potential offences by corporates under the Bribery Act to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in each calendar year since the implementation of the Bribery Act”;

2. “Any details of number of matters referred to the COPFS in each calendar by the Serious Fraud Office (or other agencies) pertaining to wrongdoing under the Bribery Act since its implementation” and

3. “Any details of the number of matters currently being (a) investigated or (b) prosecuted by COPFS under the Bribery Act