Subjects marked for Direct Measure
Direct measure or alternatives to court include diversion, fiscal fines, fixed penalties, community and work orders. Fiscal fine limits were increased as part of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.
In January 2021, for the first time in 2020-21, the numbers of subjects receiving a Fiscal Fine increased to above 19-20 average levels (dotted lines). Numbers fell to a low in April 2021 and although they have increased overall since that time, they remain below pre-pandemic levels.
The number of subjects given Fiscal fixed penalties increased from May 2020, and have remained above 19-20 average levels since August 2020.