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Post Mortems

Freedom of Information - Post Mortems

Thank you for your e-mail of 3 February 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

“I am looking into the number of post-mortems that occur in Scotland, and was wondering if you had any statistics related to the number of deaths reported to the Procurator Fiscal and the number of post-mortems that took place. I had a look on your website but i could not find any of these statistics.”

Speeding – Tay Bridge and Dundee

Freedom of Information: Speeding - Tay Bridge and Dundee

Thank you for your request dated 27 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"How many people have been convicted for speeding on the stretch of the Tay Road Bridge, under the Tay Road Bridge temporary 30mph limit order 2012 and the road traffic regulation act 1984 and 89, between July 16, 2013 and February 21, 2014.

How many people have been convicted for speeding on the Kingsway A90 stretch in Dundee, between the roundabout at Invergowrie and Forfar Road, in the past five years, ten years, 20 years, under the Kingsway, Dundee A972 (50mph speed limit) order 1989?

How many people have been convicted under that order since the 40mph speed limit was introduced between the Kings Cross/Clepington Road interchange and Forfar Road.

How many people have been convicted of speeding on the A92 Dundee to Arbroath Road in the section of the road covered by the Dundee City Council (40mph speed limits) order 2007 from the junction with Monymusk Road to its junction with West Grange Road, Monifieth, a distance of 4.8 km or thereby, since 2007?"

In respect of the first part of your request, "How many people have been convicted for speeding on the stretch of the Tay Road Bridge, under the Tay Road Bridge temporary 30mph limit order 2012 and the road traffic regulation act 1984 and 89, between July 16, 2013 and February 21, 2014"

Section 12 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Freedom of Information: Section 12 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Thank you for your email received on 25 February 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"Since 2005, how many reports to the Procurator Fiscal have been made under section 12 Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005, since 2005?

Please also provide a breakdown by number/ year; and by COPFS federation.

b) In how many of these cases has there been: guilty/not guilty/ not proven verdicts?"

Section 9 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Freedom of Information: Section 9 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Thank you for your request dated 25 February 2014 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"Since 2005, how many reports to the Procurator Fiscal have been made under section 9 (payment for sexual services of a child) Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005, since 2005?

Please also provide a breakdown by number/ year; and by COPFS federation.

In how many of these cases has there been: guilty/not guilty/ not proven verdicts?"

Section 1 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Freedom of Information: Section 1 - Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Thank you for your request dated 25 February 2014, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the following information:

1. a) How many reports to the Procurator Fiscal have been made under Section 1 ("grooming") Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005, since 2005?

Please also provide a breakdown by number/ year; and by COPFS federation.

b) In how many of these cases has there been: guilty/ not guilty/not proven verdicts?

2. a) Since 2005, how many cases have seen Section 1 Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 charges dropped, but proceeded with under other Sexual Offences charges ( whether Common Law, or under the Sexual Offences (Scot.) Act 2003, or Sexual Offences (Scot.) Act 2009)? Please also provide a breakdown by number/per year; and by COPFS federation.

3. If relevant, since 2005, how many of the cases described in Q.2 have succeeded in convictions (whether Common Law, or under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2003, or Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009)?

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 – s52(1) and s52(A) and Section 1 of Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Freedom of Inforamtion:  Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 – s52(1) and s52(A) and Section 1 of Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

Your original request of 25 February was as follows:

“I am looking to try and get stats that show national/local trends in convictions for internet offences, in particular this would be for possession and/or distribution of indecent images but might also cover online grooming”

Information about Prosecutions and COPFS Complaints

Freedom of Information - Information about Prosecutions and COPFS Complaints

Thank you for your letter dated 1 January 2014 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

For the last full year for which figures are available:

(1)      How many prosecutions took place in Scotland?

(2)      (a) How many complaints were made in stage 1 of your complaints  procedure? (b)  How many were not upheld in full or in part?

(3)      (a)  How many complaints proceeded to stage 2?(b)  How many were upheld?

(4)      (a)  How many complaints were referred to the Ombudsman? (b)  What proportion of the referrals was successful?

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act

Freedom of Information - Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act

Thank you for your e-mail of 11 December 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) in which you seek the following information:

"Prosecution information relating to the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. Information of the following is requested:

Expenditure on Corporate Credit Cards

Freedom of Information - Expenditure on Corporate Credit Cards

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

“I would like a copy of all original bills or reports which show expenditure incurred by COPFS on Scottish Government Travel & Subsistence Cards/Government Procurement Cards or corporate credit cards for each of the last three full financial years.”

Domestic Abuse Figures

Freedom of Information - Domestic Abuse Figures

Thank you for your email of 28 May 2013, in which you requested the  information below for the financial years 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 across Scotland under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: