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.

Coronavirus legislation intervention activity

This information is drawn from Police Scotland's 'Coronavirus Interventions' application, which relies on manual input from Police Officers. Due to this manual input, these figures should be viewed as indicative only.

This system currently provides the broadest picture of the differing levels of co-operation experienced by Police across Scotland.

The use of interventions decreased in August 2021. This may primarily be due to the lifting of restrictions.

Total use of interventions decreased by 87% (or 634 interventions) since the previous month.

Chart: Number of interventions (including 7-day rolling average)
Chart of number of interventions under Coronavirus legislation (including 7-day rolling average).

COVID-19 Intervention Activity in August 2021

In August, 100% of interventions made were dispersals. This is a higher percentage than the previous month (96% in July).

Chart: Monthly COVID-19 interventions
Doughnut chart showing that most interventions in August 2021 were dispersals when informed.

92 interventions in August

16% of interventions were dispersals but only when instructed (15)

83% of interventions were dispersals when informed (76)

Of the remaining 1% of interventions:

  • 1 were dispersed using reasonable force
  • 0 were issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN)
  • 0 were arrested

Further Information:

A full breakdown of interventions is available from Police Scotland:



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