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 1: Civil law cases initiated and disposed of1 in the Court of Session2, sheriff courts3 and Sheriff Personal Injury Court4, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Table 1: Civil law cases initiated and disposed of1 in the Court of Session2, sheriff courts3 and Sheriff Personal Injury Court4, 2009-10 to 2018-19

Cases 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       Court of Session 6,102 5,141 4,718 4,911 4,561 5,164 4,358 2,251 2,279 2,275 0 -63
Sheriff courts 111,737 92,308 80,502 72,510 72,511 71,605 72,220 68,433 75,623 66,241 -12 -41
Sheriff Personal Injury Court z z z z z z 1,143 2,956 3,282 3,591 9 z
All courts 117,839 97,449 85,220 77,421 77,072 76,769 77,721 73,640 81,184 72,107 -11 -39
Disposed       Court of Session 4,356 4,295 4,856 4,712 4,911 4,782 4,405 3,162 2,564 2,319 -10 -47
Sheriff courts 104,831 87,504 77,147 68,781 65,356 65,805 66,232 62,370 63,994 60,872 -5 -42
Sheriff Personal Injury Court z z z z z z 172 1,363 2,541 2,962 17 z
All courts 109,187 91,799 82,003 73,493 70,267 70,587 70,809 66,895 69,099 66,153 -4 -39

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

2. First instance business only – excludes appeals and reclaiming motions.

3. Excludes summary applications.

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

5. z refers to data not being applicable.


Contact

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