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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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 remain below 2019-20 levels.

  • The total number of reports received by COPFS decreased at the start of lockdown. Numbers increased during April and May, but have remained below last year's average levels (dashed lines) throughout June and July.
  • Undertaking report numbers have been consistently higher than 2019-20 levels.
  • Custody report numbers have returned to 2019-20 levels.
Line graph showing the total number of reports received by COPFS.



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