Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 7 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839606731

The 2018-2019 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Table 5: Family procedure cases1 initiated and disposed of2 in the civil courts3, by case type, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Cases Case type 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 % change since 2017-18 % change since 2009-10
Initiated Divorce / dissolution 11,159 11,018 10,678 10,355 10,573 10,301 9,981 10,112 9,459 9,591 1 -14
Parental responsibilities & rights 2,742 2,713 2,272 2,751 2,479 2,587 2,240 2,433 2,416 2,562 6 -7
Interdict 409 262 329 370 352 292 278 265 310 310 0 -24
Aliment 88 89 69 58 77 65 49 46 48 38 -21 -57
Exclusion order 18 26 14 14 16 19 14 10 8 15 88 -17
Nullity of marriage / civil partnership 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 -100 z
Other 317 386 316 314 356 340 330 383 410 473 15 49
Total initiated 14,733 14,496 13,679 13,862 13,853 13,605 12,892 13,250 12,652 12,989 3 -12
Disposed Divorce / dissolution 10,750 10,115 9,879 9,571 9,809 9,349 9,390 8,415 7,222 7,724 7 -28
Parental responsibilities & rights 1,416 1,596 1,542 1,638 1,634 1,575 1,613 1,624 1,738 1,899 9 34
Interdict 134 140 137 166 146 152 158 146 156 162 4 21
Aliment 46 50 64 32 54 40 36 40 31 27 -13 -41
Exclusion order 4 8 6 6 8 4 8 6 5 9 80 125
Nullity of marriage / civil partnership 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 z z
Other 198 216 234 210 228 203 236 231 283 262 -7 32
Total disposed 12,548 12,127 11,864 11,623 11,880 11,323 11,442 10,464 9,435 10,084 7 -20

1. Excludes family-related summary application cases, which are shown separately in Table 8.

2. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.

3. Includes Court of Session and sheriff courts.

4. z refers to data not being applicable.


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