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.