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Number of summary cases to be completed in 26 weeks and more than a year: FOI release

Published: 4 Dec 2020

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

Published:
4 Dec 2020
Number of summary cases to be completed in 26 weeks and more than a year: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000103637
Date received: 24 Oct 2020
Date responded: 17 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for:

How many summary cases were completed in 26 weeks in (a) 2015/16 (b) 2016/17 (c) 2017/18 (d) 2018/19 and (e) 2019/20. Please provide this as a whole number, and a percentage of the total number of cases completed.

How many cases took more than a year to complete in (a) 2015/16 (b) 2016/17 (c) 2017/18 (d) 2018/19 and (e) 2019/20. Please provide this as a whole number, and a percentage of the total number of cases completed.

Response

The answer to your question is provided in the following table:

  Caution/Charge to verdict within 26 weeks Caution/Charge to verdict over 1 year
Year Number Completed % of total Number Completed % of total
2015-16 62,056 61% 14,918 15%
2016-17 62,124 64% 13,203 14%
2017-18 55,125 66% 9,666 12%
2018-19 53,448 68% 7,915 10%
2019-20 50,311 69% 7,456 10%

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