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

First 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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This pack provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Justice system during June 2020. Data has been gathered from a number of different sources and may be subject to future revision.

Public compliance

This pack includes information on COVID-19 related interventions undertaken by Police Scotland. In addition to this, information on the public's compliance with measures to help restrict the spread of COVID-19 is collected from surveys of the population. Findings from these surveys can be found in the Public Attitudes to Coronavirus: May report.

Overall, self-reported compliance was high and had remained stable through May, albeit with falls in the latest survey wave.

Police activity

Recorded crime was 9% lower over April to June compared to last year.

The number of incidents remain below 2019 levels.

Domestic abuse incidents were 9% higher in June 2020 compared to last year.

Coronavirus interventions were down by more than a third between May and June.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Courts & Prisons

Subjects given a First Substantive Marking by COPFS are returning to 19-20 levels.

Since lockdown, average numbers of criminal registrations in all types of court are lower than 19-20 averages.

Initiations and disposals in the civil court remain below 19-20 levels.

Prison populations have decreased as court business has abated.

The number on remand continues to grow.



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