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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services Data Report - March 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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services Data Report - March 2021
Case types

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Case types

In March 2021, total initiated and disposed cases were below 2019-20 levels.

  • Initiated case types presented are gradually returning to 2019-20 levels, with month to month variation. Only Debt cases are still lower that the pre-festive season initiations in 2020, but the other case types have recovered.
  • There was a sharp overall rise in disposals from the previous month, with all case types presented showing an increase. Debt disposals were higher than the 2019-20 monthly average figures.
Initiated Cases (Mar 21) Case Type Disposed Cases (Mar 21)
March 2021 Change from 19-20 March 2021 Change from 19-20
1,297 123% of 19-20 average month (1,055 cases) Family 858 94% of 19-20 average month (910 cases)
438 73% of 19-20 average month (602 cases) Children's Referrals 139 53% of 19-20 average month (260 cases)
2,200 76% of 19-20 average month (2,883 cases) Debt 2,425 102% of 19-20 average month (2,368 cases)
321 80% of 19-20 average month (402 cases) Personal Injury 236 77% of 19-20 average month (306 cases)

Further Information:

Latest published Civil Justice Statistics can be found online


Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot