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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Justice Analytical Services data report: January 2022

This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during January 2022.

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Reports received by COPFS

After a crime is classified and a suspect charged, police send a report to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Total reports received by COPFS have remained below pre-pandemic levels since February 2021.

  • Custody report numbers are consistently around 60% of 19-20 average levels (around 1,200 less per month).
  • The number of undertaking reports remain consistently around 60% higher than 2019-20 levels (around 700 more per month).
Chart: All reports received by COPFS (bars – monthly count April 2020 to January 2022, dashed line 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing the total number of reports received by COPFS.
Chart: Custody reports received by COPFS (bars – monthly count April 2020 to January 2022, dashed line 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing custody reports received by COPFS.
Chart: Undertaking reports received by COPFS (bars – monthly count April 2020 to January 2022, dashed line 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing undertaking reports received by COPFS.

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