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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Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)

Current Operational Guidelines

With the exception of custody courts, which remain at the 16 Hub courts, all business returned to their own courts w/c 15 June.

Custody trials remain a priority. Where practicable, non-custody trial courts will be programmed to allow the acceleration of cases administratively adjourned during lockdown. All undertakings will attend local courts.

Criminal Registered & Scheduled Trials

Currently, all types of criminal court registrations are lower than 19-20 average figures but are increasing weekly. High court registrations are returning to 19-20 levels.

18,390 estimated trials outstanding prior to lockdown

20,910 criminal registrations since lockdown of which 148 were COVID-19 related

Cases Registered 19-20 weekly average Weekly average since lockdown Change to 19-20 weekly average Outstanding trials pre lockdown (Approx.)
High Court 20 18 -2 (-10%) 390
Sheriff Court 105 81 -24 (-23%) 500
Sheriff Court 1,254 861 -393 (-31%) 14,000
JP Court 640 348 -292 (-46%) 3,500

Criminal Disposals

All disposal types are lower than 19-20 monthly averages.

The most common disposal in lockdown is Fine etc.

To 30 June 2020 19-20 weekly average Weekly average since lockdown Percentage of 19-20 average
Imprisonment 233 24 10%
Community Disposal (CPO & DTTO) 319 5 2%
Restriction of Liberty Order 68 2 2%
Fine etc. 717 34 5%
Other disposal 50 26 52%
Admonished/ Discharged 342 14 4%
DVLA (JP court only) 338 16 5%

Latest SCTS published official statistics can be found here:



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