This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during March 2022.
Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.
This March 2022 release is the final edition of a COVID focused report. From May onwards we will produce a more concise but comprehensive monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This will combine statistics from the current report with information from the existing Safer Communities and Justice monthly brief to give an up-to-date overview of all the most important statistics across the justice portfolio.
- The number of crimes recorded by the Police in March 2022 was lower than in both March 2021 and March 2020.
- The number of Domestic Abuse incidents recorded by the Police in March 2022 was broadly the same as in March 2021 but higher than in March 2020.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons
- Custody reports received by COPFS remain consistently below pre-pandemic levels and undertaking reports remain consistently above pre-pandemic levels.
- Initiations in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels, while disposals nearly matched 19-20 levels in March 2022.
- The proportion of prisoners on remand remains at a historically high level.
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