Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics 2011-12

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.

Table 9 Number of CPOs commenced with a requirement of unpaid work or other activity : Breakdown by when work placement started, 2011-12: Number and Per cent

(see note 1)

Timescale Number of
Percentage in each
category (where
information known /
Total CPOs commenced with a requirement of unpaid
work or other activity
7,763 100.0
When work placement started (compared with the date
the order was imposed):
Within 7 working days 4,965 70.9
More than 7 working days but within 3 weeks 1,162 16.6
More than 3 weeks but within 1 month 303 4.3
More than 1 month but within 2 months 309 4.4
More than 2 months 267 3.8
Not known / not applicable(2) 757

1. This table only includes CPOs imposed in 2011-12 where an unpaid work or other activity requirement was part of the order when it was first imposed.
2. "Not known / not applicable" includes orders where the client did not (or was unable to) comply with the order and also orders which were transferred in from another local authority area or country.


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