Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - August 2020

Third release of a monthly data report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the justice system in Scotland, including information from Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, courts and prisons.

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Reports received by COPFS

After a crime is classified and a suspect charged, police send a report to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Total reports received by COPFS is now above last year's average levels.

  • The total number of reports received by COPFS decreased at the start of lockdown. Numbers increased during April and May then remained below last year's average levels (dashed lines) throughout June and July. Numbers increased sharply from mid-August but have returned to average 19-20 levels over recent weeks.
  • Undertaking report numbers have been consistently higher than 2019-20 levels.
  • Custody report numbers had returned to 2019-20 levels but have decreased throughout August and September.

Reports received

Line graph showing the total number of reports received by COPFS.



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