Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services Data Report - September 2021

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, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, and Scottish Prison Service.

101 and 999 call volumes

Total weekly 999 & 101 calls have generally been lower compared to the equivalent weeks from the previous year.

  • 101 calls have remained fairly consistent over the past few months with a noticeable decrease at the end of August and beginning of September before generally increasing again throughout September.
  • 999 calls increased from February to August before stabilising and have decreased in recent weeks.
  • In the week ending 3rd October, 35,399 calls were made to Police Scotland.
  • When combined, calls were lower than the previous week (37,319).
Chart: Number of calls
Line graph showing the numbers of 101 and 999 calls has been relatively stable in recent months.
Type of call Week ending 26th September 2021 Week ending 3rd October 2021
101 calls 23,284 22,760
999 calls 14,035 12,639
Total calls 37,319 35,399



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