1.1 This statistical bulletin presents national level information on activity relating to community penalties in Scotland, including Criminal Justice Social Work Reports and "social work orders - made up of Community Payback Orders (CPOs), the predecessors to CPOs (Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Supervised Attendance Orders) and Drug Treatment & Testing Orders.
1.2 The number of social work orders increased between 2010-11 and 2011-12. This reversed the trend witnessed in the previous year, and took the number of orders in 2011-12 back to around the same levels as in 2009-10 (Chart 1 and Table 1), in line with sentencing trends.
1.3 While figures are given precisely in the tables in this bulletin, in the text they are generally given as rounded (see later §10.3). Percentage changes given in the text are calculated using unrounded figures.
Note : Orders for 2010-11 exclude a small number of community payback orders imposed in that year.
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