Table 24 Community payback order unpaid work or other activity requirements by whether completed to timescale and reasons for not completing to timescale: 2018-19

Total requirements successfully completed 8,229
Requirements completed within specified timescale 6,127
Requirements which completed within 3 months (level 1) or 6 months (level 2)1 2,812
Requirements completed within later timescale1 given by court 3,315
Requirements completed which took more than 3 months (level 1) or 6 months (level 2)1 but where the timescale given by the court was not known 115
Requirements completed outwith timescale 1,987
Reason why requirements were not completed within timescale
Non-compliance 19.4
Offender's paid employment 8.8
Offender's ill health 6.5
Difficulty finding suitable work 1.0
Suitable social work staff not available 5.0
Other: client based 35.0
Other: non-client based 24.3

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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