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Crime and Justice Committee - Remit


The objective of the Crime and Justice Committee is:

  • Through liaison between users and providers of statistics on crime and justice: to identify the key strategic statistical information required by all interested parties; and to develop and implement a strategy for prioritising and meeting these needs while minimising the burden on data suppliers and maintaining data quality fit for purpose.

In particular the committee will: -

  • Maintain an overview of the need for, quality, availability and dissemination of statistics on crime and justice.
  • Initiate and take reports from working groups set up to review or develop statistical sources and dissemination methods in relation to crime and justice.
  • Contribute to and comment on the relevant parts of the Scottish Government Annual Statistics Plan.
  • Consider specific issues raised by the ScotStat board.
  • Produce an annual report for the ScotStat board, covering the work of the committee and its working groups.
  • Nominate a representative for the ScotStat board and report annually to the board on the work of the committee.
  • Contribute to discussion/ work on cross-cutting issues with other ScotStat committees.
  • Review the membership of the committee to ensure representation of key interests in statistics on crime and justice.
  • The Committee will meet at least twice a year prior to ScotStat board meetings. Members and interested users will be kept in touch with progress through the Crime and Justice ScotStat pages .
  • Membership of the committee aims to be wide ranging covering all key user/ provider interests in statistics on crime and justice. Where a committee member represents a particular user/ provider community, he/ she will provide liaison with that community gauging the views of the community when the work of the committee requires this.