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 9: Divorces granted1 in the civil courts by procedure, 2013-14 to 2018-19

Year Court Ordinary  Simplified  Total
2018-19 Court of Session2   26 30 56
Sheriff courts Total 2,816 4,507 7,323
  Opposite sex 2,814 4,474 7,288
  Same sex 2 33 35
Total 2,842 4,537 7,379
2017-18 Court of Session2, 3   31 26 57
Sheriff courts3 Total 2,638 4,174 6,812
  Opposite sex 2,637 4,167 6,804
  Same sex 1 7 8
Total 2,669 4,200 6,869
2016-17   Court of Session3   40 36 76
Sheriff courts   3,088 4,776 7,864
Total 3,128 4,812 7,940
2015-16 Court of Session   35 69 104
Sheriff courts   3,301 5,470 8,771
Total 3,336 5,539 8,875
2014-15 Court of Session   24 74 98
Sheriff courts   3,365 5,573 8,938
Total 3,389 5,647 9,036
2013-14 Court of Session   28 52 80
Sheriff courts   3,692 5,854 9,546
Total 3,720 5,906 9,626
2012-13 Court of Session   34 73 107
Sheriff courts   3,940 5,647 9,587
Total 3,974 5,720 9,694
2011-12 Court of Session   26 75 101
Sheriff courts   4,053 5,749 9,802
Total 4,079 5,824 9,903

1. The statistics in this table and Table 10 do not equal the total number of disposals for divorce and dissolution shown in Table 6 and Table 7. This is because the statistics in Table 6 and Table 7 include all disposals of divorce/dissolution cases whereas this table and Table 10 only include divorces and dissolutions that were actually granted. In addition the statistics in this table and Table 10 were derived from a different data extract. 

2. There were no same sex divorces granted in the Court of Session for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

3. There have been small changes to Court of Session data in 2016-17, and for both court types in 2017-18. Previous publications have not been corrected to reflect these changes.


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