Table 1 Summary of criminal justice social work activity: 2012-13 to 2018-19

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Diversion from prosecution
Cases commenced 1,326 1,710 1,869 1,859 2,006 1,725 1,849
Individuals 1,309 1,657 1,812 1,787 1,960 1,686 1,789
Cases successfully completed 1,078 1,374 1,355 1,330 1,578 1,367 1,403
Bail information
Requests from court for bail information 8,662 6,874 8,006 7,278 6,955 5,919 6,037
Bail supervision cases commenced 411 417 407 355 310 268 337
Bail supervision individuals 397 400 390 318 292 253 321
Criminal justice social work reports
Total reports submitted (including supplementaries)1 32,558 31,406 30,838 29,846 30,133 28,580 27,278
Individuals with reports submitted1 24,785 23,740 22,120 22,667 22,610 21,190 20,160
Supplementary reports submitted1 4,536 3,632 4,235 2,858 3,121 2,907 2,763
Statutory throughcare
Cases commenced (custody)2 964 1,049 1,038 1,027 1,042 1,042 1,064
Cases commenced (community) 1,001 1,027 1,085 982 1,121 1,010 972
Cases completed (community) 927 911 942 982 1,101 1,121 962
Cases in force at 31 March (custody/community)3 5,776 6,002 5,904 5,801 5,831 5,836 5,786
Voluntary throughcare (assistance)
Cases commenced 2,597 2,489 2,663 2,537 2,222 2,084 1,705
Individuals who received assistance 2,464 2,327 2,429 2,343 2,081 1,948 1,719
Pre-release reports
Total 2,982 3,184 3,056 3,199 3,344 3,359 3,350
Home leave reports 1,500 1,597 1,462 1,513 1,631 1,517 1,343
Home circumstance reports (parole/non-parole) 1,482 1,587 1,594 1,686 1,713 1,842 2,007
Structured deferred sentences
Number of sentences imposed 817
Males 575
Females 242
Number of individuals with sentences imposed 718

1. Figures for criminal justice social work reports for 2017-18 have been amended due to the provision of revised figures for City of Edinburgh.

2. There were slight changes to the figures for cases commenced (custody) in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2016-17 due to the receipt of updated information for Argyll & Bute, City of Edinburgh, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

3. There were slight changes to the figures for cases in force (custody) at 31 March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 due to the receipt of updated information for Argyll & Bute, City of Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.


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