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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
Reports received by COPFS

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Reports received by COPFS

After a crime is classified and a suspect charged, police send a report to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Total reports received by COPFS recovered to pre-pandemic levels in March 2021.

  • The total number of reports received by COPFS decreased substantially at the beginning of lockdown. Numbers increased to pre-pandemic levels before a substantial decrease in February 2021. Reports in March recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
  • Undertaking report numbers remain higher than 2019-20 levels.
  • Custody report numbers had returned to 2019-20 levels but decreased from August and are now around half of 19-20 average levels.
Chart: Reports received
Line graph showing the total number of reports received by COPFS.

Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot