Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2016-17
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Table 23 Community payback order unpaid work or other activity requirements by whether completed to timescale and reasons for not completing to timescale: 2016-17
|Total requirements successfully completed||9,743|
|Requirements completed within specified timescale||6,919|
|Requirements which completed within 3 months (level 1) or 6 months (level 2) 1||3,557|
|Requirements completed within later timescale 1 given by court||3,362|
|Requirements completed outwith timescale||2,824|
|Reason why requirements were not completed within timescale|
|Offender's paid employment||12.7|
|Offender's ill health||9.5|
|Difficulty finding suitable work||3.0|
|Suitable social work staff not available||8.8|
|Other: client based||35.6|
|Other: non-client based||13.3|
Notes: The information in this table on reasons excludes some orders where this information was not provided.
1. The Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 defines the time limit for completion of an unpaid work or other activity requirement as "3 months or such longer period as the court may specify in the requirement" for level 1 and "6 months or such longer period as the court may specify in the requirement" for level 2.
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