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Community payback order placements taking more than 2 months start: FOI release

Published: 6 Mar 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
6 Mar 2019
Community payback order placements taking more than 2 months start: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00340
Date received: 4 Feb 2019
Date responded: 1 Mar 2019
Information requested

 

A breakdown of the time delay between the imposition and start of community payback order work placements for the year 2017-18 and also the longest single delay in starting a work placement.

 

Response

 

The information is shown in the table below:

Time between imposition of order and start of work placement (number of orders):

 

Over 2 months – 3 months

265

Over 3 months – 4 months

149

Over 4 months – 5 months

133

Over 5 months – 6 months

103

Over 6 months – 7 months

45

Over 7 months – 8 months

44

Over 8 months – 9 months

47

Over 9 months – 10 months

21

Over 10 months – 11 months

12

Over 11 months – 12 months

7

Over 12 months

7

 

 

Longest length between order imposition and start of placement (days)

469

 

Overall, there were 17,834 community payback orders imposed in the year 2017-18, with 75% of those having an unpaid work requirement. We know that 93% of those with an unpaid work requirement started within two months of being imposed, while the most common reason for the longer delays (those beyond nine months) was because the individual was already serving another community sentence.

 

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