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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Prison population

While the total prison population has fallen with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand is growing.

In July 2020 (up until the morning of 1st August):

  • the population increased by 219 to 7,261
  • 1,870 were on remand: 1,597 (20%) untried & 273 (3%) awaiting sentence
  • 63% of arrivals in July were untried (574 of 916), and 15% awaiting sentence (135)
Total prison population decreasing from March 2020 but beginning overall rise from June 2020



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