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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - September 2020

Fourth release of a 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, courts and prisons.

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Case types

In September 2020, most initiated and disposed cases were just below 2019-20 levels.

  • All initiated case types presented are gradually returning to 2019-20 levels, with month to month variation. Family and Personal Injury are higher than 2019-20 levels
  • All disposed case types presented are gradually returning to 2019-20 levels, with month to month variation.
Initiated Cases (Sep 20) Case Type Disposed Cases (Sep 20)
September 2020 Change from 19-20 September 2020 Change from 19-20
1,285 122% of 19-20 average month
(1,055 cases)
Family 837 92% of 19-20 average month
(910 cases)
413 67% of 19-20 average month
(602 cases)
Children’s Referrals 226 87% of 19-20 average month
(260 cases)
2,241 78% of 19-20 average month
(2,883 cases)
Debt 1,818 77% of 19-20 average month
(2,368 cases)
442 110% of 19-20 average month
(402 cases)

Personal Injury
221 72% of 19-20 average month
(306 cases)

Further Information:

Latest published Civil Justice Statistics can be found here:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/civil-justice-statistics-scotland-2018-19/

Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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