Criminal justice social work statistics: 2017-2018

2017-2018 statistics on various areas of criminal justice social work in Scotland.

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7 Pre-release reports

(Tables 1 and 6)

7.1 Part of statutory throughcare involves preparing reports to inform temporary release from prison on home leave and liberation on licence. In 2017-18, 1,500 home leave reports[1] were produced. Numbers have been around this level in each of the last six years, after dropping sharply from 1,900 in 2011-12. A total of 1,800 home circumstance reports for release from prison on parole/non-parole licence were recorded in 2017-18. This number rose for the fifth year in a row and was up by nearly a quarter on the number in 2012-13 (Table 1). 

7.2 From 2006, those serving a custodial sentence may also be released early under a home detention curfew scheme. The number of home detention curfew assessments rose by nine per cent between 2016-17 and 2017-18 to 2,700, after falling in each of the previous three years (Table 6).

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