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

This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during December 2021.

Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.

This document is part of a collection

Subjects marked for court

The type of court proceedings appropriate for a case depends on the nature of the crimes or offences involved. The most serious crimes are marked for solemn proceedings, whilst less serious crimes and offences will be marked for Sheriff Summary or JP courts.

  • Solemn court (High Court or Sheriff & Jury) has been consistently at or above 19-20 average levels since April 2020.
  • Sheriff Summary court have, on the whole, remained below pre-pandemic levels since April 2020.
  • Markings for JP court remain below the 19-20 average.
Chart: Subjects marked for court (bars – monthly count April 2020 to December 2021, dashed lines 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing the number of subjects marked for different court proceedings by month.

Fatal Accident Inquiries (as of 6 January 2022)

FAIs with scheduled court dates: 36

FAIs with First Notice lodged, awaiting court dates: 0

Data in this section comes from COPFS Internal Management Information System.



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