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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101 and 999 call volumes

Total weekly 999 & 101 calls remain below 2019 levels

  • The number of 999 calls rose in mid-September before reducing later into the month.
  • 101 calls rose shaply at the end of September, but remain below the levels since March.
  • In the week ending 4th October there were 38,688 calls made.
  • When combined, calls were down 4% uln the previous week.
Number of calls
Line graph showing a fall in 101 calls received since March, while 999 calls have risen.

A flow chart showing how crime flows through the justice system. Firstly, a crime is reported. Police then review the incident to determine if it is a crime, and, where possible, charge a suspect. Police then report the case to COPFS, who determine if the accused will be kept in custody, released on an undertaking, or at liberty. Prosecutors then decide how the accused will be prosecuted. The case is then heard in court and court outcomes are decided. If the accused is found guilty, or tended a guilty plea, then the accused can be given: a custodial sentence, a community sentence, a monetary penalty, admonished/dismissed or an ‘other’ disposal.

(Week ending)
27th September 2020 4th October 2020
101 calls 28,867 27,302
999 calls 11,334 11,386
Total calls 40,201 38,688



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