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 14: Personal injury cases initiated and disposed of1 in the civil courts2, 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 Road traffic accident 4,635 5,790 4,613 5,106 4,770 5,143 4,897 4,955 5,492 5,462 -1 18
Accident at work 1,844 1,802 1,750 1,758 1,797 1,817 1,721 1,480 1,547 1,568 1 -15
Clinical negligence 189 207 222 203 262 629 388 351 901 342 -62 81
Asbestos 541 345 294 436 320 458 413 470 568 638 12 18
Other 2,557 955 931 1,190 1,138 1,163 1,347 1,122 935 1,136 21 -56
Total initiated 9,766 9,099 7,810 8,693 8,287 9,210 8,766 8,378 9,443 9,146 -3 -6
Disposed Road traffic accident 2,977 4,607 4,619 4,130 3,893 3,970 4,197 3,630 4,382 4,258 -3 43
Accident at work 1,596 1,529 1,627 1,570 1,653 1,623 1,560 1,205 1,328 1,408 6 -12
Clinical negligence 104 124 133 154 178 195 238 232 231 299 29 188
Asbestos 181 168 216 365 598 633 430 531 589 582 -1 222
Other 1,343 1,074 1,775 1,444 1,079 941 1,108 994 867 880 1 -34
Total disposed 6,201 7,502 8,370 7,663 7,401 7,362 7,533 6,592 7,397 7,427 0 20

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

2. Includes Court of Session, sheriff courts and Sheriff Personal Injury Court.


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