This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during June 2020. Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.
This pack includes information on COVID-19 related interventions undertaken by Police Scotland. In addition to this, information on the public's compliance with measures to help restrict the spread of COVID-19 is collected from surveys of the population. Findings from these surveys can be found in the Public Attitudes to Coronavirus: May report.
Overall, self-reported compliance was high and had remained stable through May, albeit with falls in the latest survey wave.
Recorded crime was 9% lower over April to June compared to last year.
The number of incidents remain below 2019 levels.
Domestic abuse incidents were 9% higher in June 2020 compared to last year.
Coronavirus interventions were down by more than a third between May and June.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons
Subjects given a First Substantive Marking by COPFS are returning to 19-20 levels.
Since lockdown, average numbers of criminal registrations in all types of court are lower than 19-20 averages.
Initiations and disposals in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels.
Prison populations have decreased as court business has abated.
The number on remand continues to grow.