This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during June 2021.
Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.
This pack includes information on COVID-19 related interventions undertaken by Police Scotland. In addition to this, information on the public’s compliance with measures to help restrict the spread of COVID-19 is collected from surveys of the population. Findings from these surveys can be found in the Public attitudes to Coronavirus: March Update.
Three quarters of respondents agreed that the best thing to do is to follow the government's advice. This has remained high and stable through January and February. However, those stating they had engaged in a non-compliant activity has risen from the start of January (23% to 33%).
- The number of crimes recorded in June 2021 was lower than that in both June 2020 and June 2019.
- Weekly incident numbers have been similar in June 2021, compared to June 2020.
- The use of interventions decreased in June 2021.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons
- JP courts resumed on 7th June, this publication reflects the first few weeks of business.
- Community disposals were returning to 19-20 levels but there remains a backlog of cases (and associated disposals) to conclude.
- Initiations in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels, while disposals have almost returned to 19-20 levels.
- Prison populations initially decreased as court business abated.
- The number of prisoners on remand subsequently rose to its current, historically high, level.