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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - August 2021

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, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, and Scottish Prison Service.

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Summary of COPFS First Substantive Markings

There are 3 types of marking decision available to COPFS:

  • No Action
  • Direct Measures
  • Court proceedings

Following an increase in all marking types in January 2021, numbers of markings subsequently decreased. Markings for No Action remain below pre-pandemic levels, marking for Direct Measures have recently increased to pre-pandemic levels and markings for court (although increasing) remain below pre-pandemic levels.

Chart: First Substantive Marking (bars – monthly count April 2020 to August 2021, dashed lines 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing a breakdown of COPFS markings.

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Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot

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