Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report December 2022 edition

This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

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Sources and further information

The information presented in this report is primarily drawn from a range of Official Statistics sources. In the case of fire and prisons statistics, more recent analysis of administrative data has been used, whilst recorded hate crime information comes from a Social Research publication.

Police activity:

Quarterly Recorded Crime in Scotland bulletin. This contains National Statistics on crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland.

Homicide in Scotland Statistics. Annual National Statistics on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland.

Domestic Abuse Recorded by the Police in Scotland Statistics. Annual Official Statistics on police recorded domestic abuse in Scotland.

Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland. Quarterly Official Statistics on the number of full-time equivalent police officers in Scotland.

Characteristics of police recorded hate crime in Scotland: study. Social Research study into the nature of police recorded hate aggravated crimes in Scotland.

Courts and prisons data:

Criminal Proceedings Statistics in Scotland. Annual National Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and on a range of measures available as alternatives to prosecution.

Annual Civil Justice Statistics bulletin. This contains Official Statistics on civil justice and court reform as recorded by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS).

Scottish Prison Population statistics. Official statistics on Scottish prison populations, exploring population levels and composition and change over time.

SCTS Official Statistics. Includes quarterly data on fines, financial penalty collection rates, and criminal court activity in Scotland.


The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale social survey which asks people about their experiences and perceptions of crime and the justice system in Scotland. The most recent release was for 2019-20.

Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics in Scotland. Annual National Statistics on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland.


Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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