This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during January 2022.
Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.
- The number of crimes recorded by the Police in January 2022 was higher than in January 2021 but lower than in January 2020.
- The number of Domestic Abuse incidents recorded by the Police in January 2022 was higher than in both January 2021 and January 2020.
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons
- Custody reports received by COPFS remain consistently below pre-pandemic levels and undertaking reports remain consistently above pre-pandemic levels.
- Initiations in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels, while disposals have almost returned to 19-20 levels.
- The proportion of prisoners on remand remains at a historically high level.
101 & 999 call volumes and incidents recorded
Owing to the stopping of the Operation Talla daily overview in mid-November 2021 we are no longer including these figures here.
A full breakdown of calls and incident volumes is still available from Police Scotland's Enforcement and response data page.
Coronavirus legislation intervention activity
Following a decline to almost zero interventions, Operation Talla reporting of interventions was stopped in mid-November 2021. The final report from 17 November 2021 showed no interventions in November to that point.
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