Criminal Registered & Scheduled Trials
Since the initial lockdown in March 2020, there have been 147,985 criminal registrations in the courts. 636 of these registrations have been COVID-19 related (0.4%).
In January 2022, all types of court registration remained lower than 2019-20 averages.
|Cases Registered||19-20 monthly average||January 2022|| Change from
19-20 monthly average
|Outstanding trials March 2020||Outstanding trials January 2022|
|High Court||85||68||-17 (-20%)||390||534|
|Sheriff Court||454||425||-29 (-6%)||497||2,212|
|Sheriff Court||5,458||4,614||-844 (-15%)||13,971||32,759|
|JP Court||2,799||1,787||-1,012 (-36%)||3,497||8,101|
At the end of January 2022 there were 43,606 trials outstanding. This compares to 18,355 at the end of 2019-20. In addition, SCTS have forecast that there are another 1,564 cases in the system, which are likely to come to trial but have not yet had a trial date set (see SCTS published monthly criminal statistics for more detail).
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