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To ask the Scottish Government whether it has analysed how many upskirting prosecutions and convictions have taken place in Scotland since the offence was introduced, and whether it will analyse voyeurism cases to establish how many involved upskirting.


Answered by Humza Yousaf (13/07/2018):

'Up-skirting' is covered by specific sub-sections of the voyeurism offences (i.e. sections 4A and 4B of the offences at sections 9,26 and 36 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

The available information is provided in the following tables, which have been produced from the Scottish Government’s' criminal proceedings database .

Number of people prosecuted for specific voyeurism offences¹, 2011-12 to 2016-17 .

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 26(1)&(4A)

1

-

-

1

-

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 26(1)&(4B)

-

-

-

-

1

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 36(1)&(4A)

1

-

-

-

-

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 36(1)&(4B)

-

-

1

-

-

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 9(1)&(4A)

1

1

3

-

4

1

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 9(1)&(4B)

1

1

1

1

-

2

Total prosecuted

4

2

5

2

5

3

1 - where main crime

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

Number of people convicted for specific voyeurism offences¹, 2011-12 to 2016-17.

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 26(1)&(4B)

-

-

-

-

1

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 36(1)&(4A)

1

-

-

-

-

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 36(1)&(4B)

-

-

1

-

-

-

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 9(1)&(4A)

1

1

3

-

4

1

SEXUAL OFFENCES (SCOTLAND) ACT 2009 SECTION 9(1)&(4B)

1

1

1

1

-

2

Total convicted

3

2

5

1

5

3

1 - where main crime

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings Database.

 


Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13/07/2018
 
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