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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Subjects marked for Direct Measure

Direct measure or alternatives to court include diversion, fiscal fines, fixed penalties, community and work orders. Fiscal fine limits were increased as part of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

In January 2021, for the first time in 2020-21, the number of subjects receiving a Fiscal Fine increased to above 19-20 average levels (dotted lines). Numbers fell to a low in April 2021 and have increased overall since that time. Following a substantial decline in December 2021, numbers increased in January 2022 but remain below the 19-20 average.

The number of subjects given Fiscal fixed penalties increased from May 2020, and they have remained above 19-20 average levels since August 2020.

Chart: Subjects marked for direct measures (bars – monthly count April 2020 to January 2022, dashed lines 19-20 average)
Bar chart showing the number of subjects marked for non-court disposals by COPFS.



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