While the total prison population has fallen with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand remains at a historic high level.
In November 2020 (up until the morning of 1st December):
- the population rose by 139 to 7,578
- 2,074 were on remand: 1,754 (23%) untried & 320 (4%) awaiting sentence
- 65% of arrivals in October were untried (644 of 901), and 19% awaiting sentence (183)
There were 727 un-sentenced arrivals to prison with known offence types in November, awaiting trial or sentencing for the following alleged offences
Note: Double-counting may occur where an individual is absent from prison for a night in the week and then returns. Where an individual has multiple alleged offence types, the offence towards the top of the list in the chart is used as the index offence.
Latest published annual prison population statistics can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/
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