Prosecutions for crimes involving the use of a drone in 2017 - Scotland

I Hudson made this Freedom of Information request to Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland)

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Dear Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (Scotland),

1) How many prosecutions took place in 2017 for the use of a drone to commit a criminal offence? These are crimes that would typically be prosecuted using the Air Navigation Order legislation.
2) How many prosecutions took place in 2017 in total of all crimes? (This is just to derive a percentage of drone prosecutions versus all other crime).

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Dear I Hudson

I refer to your email of 13 June and now attach my response.

Yours sincerely
Crown Office
Response and Information Unit

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