Justice Social Work Statistics In Scotland: 2022-23

This publication presents national-level information on justice social work activity in Scotland. It includes data on justice social work services and social work orders, as well as characteristics of the individuals involved.

This document is part of a collection

13 Tables

The detail on the findings in this publication are drawn from the tables which are published alongside the publication.

The following symbols are used throughout these tables:

low - a percentage which is not actually 0% but is less than 0.05% .

x - data which was not collected in the year(s) in question.

z - data for a category which did not exist in the year(s) in question.

Percentage figures given in tables and charts may not always sum to the exact totals due to rounding.

The data in the tables is drawn from administrative IT systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, it is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. The figures have been checked as far as practicable. However, they should be regarded as approximate and not necessarily accurate to the last whole number in the tables. They are also updated, and quality assured on an on-going basis. The information in this publication supersedes that in any previous publications. We advise that you always take the information from the most recent publication and associated tables, as the figures shown may differ slightly from those published previously. Where substantive revisions have been made to improve the quality of the data, the footnotes to the tables provide details of this.

Numbers in the tables are exact but, in the text, they are rounded for presentational purposes. The numbers in the text are generally rounded as follows:

  • 1,000 to less than 100,000 – rounded to the nearest 100
  • 100 to less than 1,000 – rounded to the nearest 10
  • Less than 100 – unrounded
  • Also in the text, percentages are calculated based on the unrounded numbers and are then rounded to the nearest whole number

Additional justice social work datasets can be found on the Scottish Government's open data platform, under the “Crime and Justice” theme. It is hoped to expand the amount of justice social work data on this platform during 2024.


Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot

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