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Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics in Scotland: 2016-17

Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics in Scotland: 2016-17

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515825

Report on criminal justice social work services and social work orders.

Executive Summary

The number of social work orders issued in 2016-17 was 20,500, similar to levels observed over the last six years. The vast majority of these (19,100) were community payback orders.

Sixty seven per cent of community payback orders were successfully completed in 2016-17, around the level observed over the last six years.

There were 480 drug treatment and testing orders issued in 2016-17, and numbers have been decreasing since 2012-13.