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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - June 2020

Published: 23 Jul 2020

First release of a monthly data report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Justice System in Scotland, including information from Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, courts and prisons.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - June 2020
Sheriff Court Civil Case Volumes

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Sheriff Court Civil Case Volumes

Case initiations and disposals

Initiations and Disposals (of all types) in the Sheriff Civil Courts remain low, but are recovering to 19-20 typical levels (dotted lines) as the courts begin to emerge from lockdown.

Line graph showing case volumes remain low, but gradually returning to normal levels as courts emerge from lockdown.

Focus on case types

Family, Children's Referral & Debt initiations are returning to 19-20 typical levels. Personal injury initiations are lower.

Debt disposals are higher than 19-20 levels. Family & Personal Injury disposals are lower than typical 19-20 levels.

Initiated Cases Disposed Cases
Weekly average (June 20) Change from 19-20 Case Type Weekly average (June 20) Change from 19-20
216 80% of 19-20 typical week (271 cases) Family 111 49% of 19-20 typical week (226 cases)
104 78% of 19-20 typical week (134 cases) Children's Referrals 23 71% of 19-20 typical week (32 cases)
372 86% of 19-20 typical week (430 cases) Debt 510 109% of 19-20 typical week (469 cases)
71 59% of 19-20 typical week (120 cases) Personal Injury 58 64% of 19-20 typical week (91 cases)

Latest published Civil Justice Statistics can be found here:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/civil-justice-statistics-scotland-2018-19/


Contact

Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot