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Women charge with criminal offence in Renfrewshire area (R015214)

Thank you for your email of 20 January in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

Women's offending in the Renfrewshire area.

The number of women charged with a criminal offence in the following periods:


The Police, rather than COPFS, charge individuals with criminal offences. Renfrewshire falls within the jurisdiction of the Procurator Fiscal at Paisley. I have therefore interpreted your request as the number of women reported to the Procurator Fiscal (PF) at Paisley as accused in a prosecution report.

It may assist you to explain that the COPFS case management system is a live, operational database designed to meet COPFS business needs, in relation to the processing of criminal cases and the information is structured accordingly. COPFS does not have a separate statistical database and holds only operational data needed for business purposes.

I attach annex A for your information.

Annex A - Total number of female accused reported to PF Paisley. 

Financial Year Reported 
2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Total
3,961 3,924 3,000 3,583 14,468