Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

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

Table 24: Summary cause eviction cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the sheriff courts, by case type and final disposal, 2018-19

Absolvitor For pursuer Decree by default Dismissed3 Expenses only3 Other4
Case Type Initiated Disposed Defended Undefended
Eviction summary cause 12,407 11,933 14 558 6,842 41 4,423 16 39

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

2. The number of cases disposed of is likely to be an underestimate. 

3. Data from the new case management system is not currently split between 'defended' and 'undefended', therefore these have been combined into a single category.

4. Includes cases disposed as refused, dropped from roll and withdrawn.



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