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.

Coronavirus legislation intervention activity

This information is drawn from Police Scotland's 'Coronavirus Interventions' application, which relies on manual input from Police Officers. Due to this manual input, these figures should be viewed as indicative only.

This system currently provides the broadest picture of the differing levels of co-operation experienced by Police across Scotland.

The use of interventions fell to almost zero in September 2021, with only 2 cases recorded (compared to 92 in August). This will likely be due to the lifting of restrictions.

In September, one of the interventions was a dispersal (when informed), the other resulted in arrest. Throughout the pandemic, the majority of interventions have been dispersals.

Chart: Number of interventions (including 7-day rolling average)
Chart of number of interventions under Coronavirus legislation (including 7-day rolling average), March 2020-September 2021.

Further Information:

A full breakdown of interventions is available from Police Scotland:



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