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Prosecutions – Prostitution

1 July 2013

Freedom of Information Request: Prosecutions – Prostitution

Thank you for your request dated 4 June 2013 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for "figures for the prosecution and conviction for offences related to prostitution in Scotland for the past 10 years. ie sale of sex, kerb crawling and the running of a brothel. Please detail the names of the relevant offences."

We have now completed our search for the information you request, and a copy is enclosed at Annex A.

For background we have also included a breakdown of the prosecutions still ongoing at the time the data was extracted.

Annex A

Table 1:  Breakdown of Charges Prosecuted - by Financial Year of receipt

Number of charges which were prosecuted

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Grand Total

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(a) - Prostitution - loiter

689

862

410

407

285

299

221

158

123

127

3,581

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(b) - Prostitution - solicit

51

39

35

34

33

79

48

40

56

27

442

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(c) - Prostitution - importune person

12

8

21

34

13

14

5

8

4

4

123

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 S22(1)(a)(i) - Arrange or facilitate arrival in/travel to UK with intention of exercising control over prostitution

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

6

2

6

18

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 S22(1)(a)(ii) - Arrange or facilitate arrival in/travel to UK belief another person unknown prosecutor exercised prostitution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(1)(a) - Immoral earnings - Male

5

5

3

3

1

4

6

3

5

5

40

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(1)(b) - Persistently solicit

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

1

-

2

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(4) - Immoral earnings - Female

-

3

2

2

3

3

4

1

2

-

20

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(a)(6) - Manage immoral house

7

11

3

13

15

21

38

32

21

15

176

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(b)(6) - Tenant, occupier of immoral house

-

2

1

1

4

10

18

1

6

4

47

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(c)&(6) - Agent of lesser/landlord party to use of premises as immoral house

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S7(1)(a) - Procure/attempt to procure a woman under 21 to have unlawful intercourse with any other person

-

1

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S7(1)(b) - Procure a girl/woman to become a common prostitute in any part of the world

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

1

-

-

5

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(1) - Person solicits relevant place for purpose of obtaining services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

27

80

84

76

52

65

384

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(3) - Person loiters in relevant place so that infer purpose obtain services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

41

42

44

34

51

48

260

Grand Total

765

931

479

504

422

552

468

360

327

301

5,109






Table 2:  Breakdown of Charges Convicted - by Financial Year of receipt

Number of charges which resulted in a conviction

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Grand Total

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(a) - Prostitution - loiter

175

284

261

235

176

189

143

113

76

64

1,716

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(b) - Prostitution - solicit

17

12

20

14

24

40

29

32

34

18

240

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(c) - Prostitution - importune person

1

4

14

12

7

6

3

4

2

-

53

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 S22(1)(a)(i) - Arrange or facilitate arrival in/travel to UK with intention of exercising control over prostitution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

-

2

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(1)(a) - Immoral earnings - Male

1

3

1

-

-

1

1

-

2

-

9

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(1)(b) - Persistently solicit

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(4) - Immoral earnings - Female

-

-

-

1

2

-

1

-

1

-

5

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(a)(6) - Manage immoral house

3

5

1

1

9

11

14

6

6

1

57

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(b)(6) - Tenant, occupier of immoral house

-

1

-

1

-

3

5

1

2

-

13

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S7(1)(a) - Procure/attempt to procure a woman under 21 to have unlawful intercourse with any other person

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S7(1)(b) - Procure a girl/woman to become a common prostitute in any part of the world

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

1

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(1) - Person solicits relevant place for purpose of obtaining services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

18

63

54

49

38

35

257

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(3) - Person loiters in relevant place so that infer purpose obtain services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

29

25

23

21

32

23

153

Grand Total

197

309

297

266

265

338

273

229

193

141

2,508






Annex B

Table 3:  Breakdown of Charges where proceedings not yet completed - by Financial Year of receipt



Number of charges where proceedings have not yet been concluded

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Grand Total

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(a) - Prostitution - loiter

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

17

17

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(b) - Prostitution - solicit

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

4

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 S46(1)(c) - Prostitution - importune person

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 S22(1)(a)(i) - Arrange or facilitate arrival in/travel to UK with intention of exercising control over prostitution

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

6

8

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(1)(a) - Immoral earnings - Male

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

5

7

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(4) - Immoral earnings - Female

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(a)(6) - Manage immoral house

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

11

21

Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 S11(5)(b)(6) - Tenant, occupier of immoral house

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

3

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(1) - Person solicits relevant place for purpose of obtaining services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

9

10

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 S1(3) - Person loiters in relevant place so that infer purpose obtain services of prostitute

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

11

12

Grand Total

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

66

84