Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2016-2017

Published: 28 Aug 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
ISBN:
9781787811256

The 2016-17 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes main statistics tables and figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2016-2017
Table 4: Cases[1] initiated and disposed of[2] in the sheriff courts[3], by sheriffdom, 2008-09 to 2016-17

Table 4: Cases[1] initiated and disposed of[2] in the sheriff courts[3], by sheriffdom, 2008-09 to 2016-17

Cases Sheriffdom 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 % change since 2015-16 % change since 2008-09 2016-17 cases per 1,000 population[4]
Initiated Tayside, Central and Fife 22,456 20,204 16,816 14,759 14,006 13,590 13,806 13,478 12,263 -9 -45 11
Glasgow and Strathkelvin 24,919 22,389 17,784 16,305 14,313 13,433 11,517 11,853 12,514 6 -50 17
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway 22,949 19,457 16,869 14,171 12,968 12,870 12,929 14,028 13,404 -4 -42 15
Lothian and Borders 24,469 21,439 16,211 14,148 11,554 11,755 13,022 12,552 11,016 -12 -55 11
North Strathclyde 17,177 14,907 12,954 10,577 9,932 10,447 10,096 10,286 9,715 -6 -43 12
Grampian, Highlands and Islands 14,334 13,341 11,674 10,542 9,737 10,416 10,235 10,023 9,521 -5 -34 11
Scotland total initiated 126,304 111,737 92,308 80,502 72,510 72,511 71,605 72,220 68,433 -5 -46 13
Disposed Tayside, Central and Fife 20,160 18,730 16,081 14,343 13,268 12,476 12,782 13,079 11,504 -12 -43 11
Glasgow and Strathkelvin 21,315 20,059 16,134 15,630 13,544 11,828 10,303 10,139 9,961 -2 -53 13
South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway 20,829 18,759 15,979 13,749 12,466 11,801 11,655 12,524 12,022 -4 -42 13
Lothian and Borders 20,384 20,948 15,957 13,494 11,595 11,029 11,700 11,538 10,435 -10 -49 10
North Strathclyde 15,687 13,455 12,218 9,921 8,803 8,949 9,590 9,358 8,911 -5 -43 11
Grampian, Highlands and Islands 13,166 12,880 11,135 10,010 9,105 9,273 9,775 9,594 9,537 -1 -28 11
Scotland total disposed 111,541 104,831 87,504 77,147 68,781 65,356 65,805 66,232 62,370 -6 -44 12

1. Excludes summary applications.
2. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
3. Excludes Sheriff Personal Injury Court.
4. Based on mid-2016 small area population estimates produced by National Records of Scotland.


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