Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2017-2018

Published: 2 Apr 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787817029

The 2017-2018 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Footnotes

1 Unless otherwise stated, the statistics in this bulletin exclude summary applications. However, the number of repossession cases shown in Figure 1 and discussed in section 2.2.6 includes summary applications.

* This text has been corrected from the original publication to clarify that cases up to the value of £100,000 must be heard in the sheriff court. Over this limit, cases can go to the Court of Session or to the sheriff court.

2 Unless otherwise stated, the statistics in this bulletin exclude summary applications. However, the number of repossession cases shown in the Figure 1 above and discussed in section 2.2.6 includes summary applications.

3 https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/taking-action/court-fees

4 See "Supplementary statistics tables - time series 2008-09 to 2017-18", Table S9, available at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Crime-Justice/Datasets/DatasetsCJS

5 https://www.supremecourt.uk/news/permission-to-appeal.html

6 More information on the SCJS can be found on the Scottish Government website.

7 Information on the SCJS questionnaire.

8 There have been some question updates and additional answer categories in the questionnaires since 2008-09, but results are still broadly comparable.

9 Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities: https://www.gov.scot/publications/justice-scotland-vision-priorities/

10 The statistics presented in Figure 5 and percentages quoted include summary applications for repossession, similar to those in Figure 1. Otherwise, all other statistics in this bulletin exclude summary applications.

11 Data prior to 2008-09 cannot be compared directly with later data, and is discussed here only to provide historical context. For more information, see the Quality of the statistics section.

12 Applications and grants in any one year may not relate to the same cases because of the interval between an application and a decision to grant. Also note that granted cases may not always proceed.


Contact

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