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.
The number of people marked for proceedings in:
- Solemn court (High Court or Sheriff & Jury) has been at or above 19-20 average levels since April 2020.
- Sheriff Summary court fell below 19-20 average levels in August and continued to decrease until levels returned to at or near the 19-20 average in early 2021.
- After a significant increase in January 2021, markings for JP court have returned to below 19-20 average levels in February and March 2021.
Fatal Accident Enquiries (as of 01 April 2021)
FAIs with scheduled court dates 32
FAIs with First Notice lodged, awaiting court dates: 2
Source: Data in this section has come from COPFS Internal Management Information System.