Table 11 Community payback orders issued by court type: 2014-15 to 2018-19

2014-152 2015-163 2016-173 2017-183 2018-19
Number
Total 19,065 19,452 19,206 17,877 16,418
High/appeal 67 82 97 60 66
Sheriff solemn1 1,071 1,054 1,038 756 853
Sheriff summary1 16,604 17,228 17,061 16,243 14,706
Stipendiary magistrates 518 265 53 32 13
Justice of the peace 630 718 870 684 648
Alcohol court - - - - 44
Outwith Scotland 120 105 87 102 88
Not known 55 - - - -
Percentage
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
High/appeal 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4
Sheriff solemn1 5.6 5.4 5.4 4.2 5.2
Sheriff summary1 87.3 88.6 88.8 90.9 89.6
Stipendiary magistrates 2.7 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.1
Justice of the peace 3.3 3.7 4.5 3.8 3.9
Alcohol court - - - - 0.3
Outwith Scotland 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

Notes:

1. Figures for sheriff solemn and sheriff summary include estimates as some local authorities were not able to distinguish between solemn and summary for all orders.

2. The court type for some orders in 2014-15 was unknown. The percentages are therefore calculated on the total orders where the court type was known.

3. Figures for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18 have been revised from those previously published due to the receipt of updated information from some councils.


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