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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - July 2020

Second release of a monthly data report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the justice system in Scotland, including information from Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, courts and prisons.

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Case types

In July 2020, most initiated and disposed cases were just below 2019-20 levels.

  • All case types presented are gradually returning to 2019-20 levels, with month to month variation.
  • Children's Referrals disposals are higher than 19-20 levels, while Debts are returning to 2019-20 levels. Family & Personal Injury disposals are lower than typical 19-20 levels.
Initiated Cases (July 20) Disposed Cases (July 20)
Weekly average Change from 19-20 Case Type Weekly average Change from 19-20
231 85% of 19-20 typical week (271 cases)
Family
124 55% of 19-20 typical week (226 cases)
123 92% of 19-20 typical week (134 cases) Children's Referrals 37 116% of 19-20 typical week (32 cases)
315 73% of 19-20 typical week (430 cases) Debt 423 90% of 19-20 typical week (469 cases)
91 76% of 19-20 typical week (120 cases) Personal Injury 52 57% of 19-20 typical week (91 cases)

Further Information:

Latest published Civil Justice Statistics can be found here:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/civil-justice-statistics-scotland-2018-19/

Contact

Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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