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.

Contents
Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019
Table 28: Civil law cases initiated in the Court of Session1, sheriff courts2 and Sheriff Personal Injury Court3, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 28: Civil law cases initiated in the Court of Session1, sheriff courts2 and Sheriff Personal Injury Court3, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Initiated Cases 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Repossession 8,266 5,224 6,752 5,385 4,770 3,268 1,874 1,753 2,056 1,869
Damages 4,851 4,131 3,684 3,278 3,195 2,351 2,296 2,810 2,883 3,127
Personal Injury 9,766 9,099 7,810 8,693 8,287 9,210 8,766 8,378 9,443 9,146
Family 14,733 14,496 13,679 13,862 13,853 13,605 12,892 13,250 12,652 12,989
Eviction 16,528 14,160 13,979 10,532 11,778 13,750 14,690 14,304 14,604 12,407
Debt 55,931 45,375 40,250 35,899 35,390 33,755 34,919 30,567 37,364 29,753
Other 7,768 5,939 5,739 5,093 4,514 4,031 4,100 4,314 4,238 4,685
All cases 117,843 98,424 91,893 82,742 81,787 79,970 79,537 75,376 83,240 73,976

1. Excludes appeals and reclaiming motions in the Inner House.

2. Includes summary applications for repossession cases only.

3. Sheriff Personal Injury Court was established on 22 September 2015.


Contact

Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot