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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report- February 2022

This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during February 2022.

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Summary

This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during February 2022.

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

With the ending of all legal COVID-19 restrictions on 21 March 2022, the next edition of this COVID focused report (for March 2022) will be the final one. After this, we will produce a more concise but comprehensive monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This will combine statistics from the current report with information from the existing Safer Communities and Justice monthly brief to give an up-to-date overview of all the most important statistics across the justice portfolio.

Police activity

  • The number of crimes recorded by the Police in February 2022 was higher than in February 2021 but lower than in February 2020.
  • The number of Domestic Abuse incidents recorded by the Police in February 2022 was higher than in February 2021 but lower than in February 2020.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons

  • Custody reports received by COPFS remain consistently below pre-pandemic levels and undertaking reports remain consistently above pre-pandemic levels.
  • Initiations in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels, while disposals have almost returned to 19-20 levels.
  • The proportion of prisoners on remand remains at a historically high level.

101 & 999 call volumes and incidents recorded

Owing to the stopping of the Operation Talla daily overview in mid-November 2021 we are no longer including these figures here.

A full breakdown of calls and incident volumes is still available from Police Scotland's Enforcement and response data page.

Coronavirus legislation intervention activity

Following a decline to almost zero interventions, Operation Talla reporting of interventions was stopped in mid-November 2021. The final report from 17 November 2021 showed no interventions in November to that point.

Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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