Table 2

Respondent 'current offence' categories (only/main category1)

Categories2

Total

(n=259)

Sentenced

(n=122)

Remand

(n=137)

%

(no)

%

(no)

%

(no)


Dishonesty (inc. theft, shoplifting, housebreaking)

31

(79)

35

(43)

26

(36)

Violence (predominantly 'serious assault & attempted murder')

27

(70)

22

(27)

31

(43)

Other crimes (inc. 'crimes against public justice', drugs, 'handling an offensive weapon')

24

(62)

21

(26)

26

(36)

Miscellaneous offences

9

(23)

11

(13)

7

(10)

Motor vehicle offences

3

(9)

[-]

(*)

[-]

(*)

Indecency

[-]

(*)

[-]

(*)

[-]

(*)

Fireraising

[-]

(*)

[-]

(*)

0

(0)

No information/no category

5

(12)

[-]

(*)

[-]

(*)


* Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain prisoner confidentiality

1 Takes the 'highest' category where more than one given; 55 (21%) reported more than 1 category, including 4 who reported more than 2 categories.

2 Categories based on the classification of crimes and offences used in Prison Statistics Scotland (Scottish Government 2009b)

MacAskill et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:865   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-865

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