Women in the justice system: evidence review

A review of quantitative evidence, drawn from a range of statistical data sources across the justice system in Scotland, comparing findings for women against those for men.

This document is part of a collection

6. Annex: Further information on data sources

As noted in the introduction, this paper presents a review of quantitative evidence, drawn from a range of statistical data sources across the justice system in Scotland. These sources include a mix of Official Statistics, social research studies and management information. Links to each of the sources used, including further information on their background, are provided below.

The references throughout this document to women and men and females and males reflect the narrative used within these data sources. When considering the messages conveyed by this information, there is unlikely to be any differences to the findings – whether they are shown for women/men or females/males. Information about the different concepts that underpin the use of these terms in the source data is also accessible through the links below, where available.

1. Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

2. Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey 2020

3. Recorded crime in Scotland: attempted murder and serious assault, 2008-2009 and 2017-2018

4. Homicide in Scotland Statistics

5. Public Health Scotland, Unintentional injuries in Scotland, Hospital admissions

6. Domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland

7. Police recorded cyber-crime in Scotland, 2020-2021

8. Drug Seizures and Offender Characteristics Statistics

9. Recorded Crime in Scotland, Common Assault study, 2015-16

10. Criminal Proceeding in Scotland Statistics

11. Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2018-19 Offender Cohort

12. Scottish Prison Population Statistics

13. Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics in Scotland

14. Police Scotland Equality and Diversity Mainstreaming & Equality Outcomes Progress Report

15. Scottish Prison Service Annual Reports and Accounts

16. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Fire Safety and Organisational Statistics

17. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Equality Mainstreaming Report

18. Scottish Court and Tribunal Service Annual People Scorecard

How to access background or source data

The data collected for this social research publication:

☐ are available in more detail through Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

☐ are available via an alternative route

☒ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors. Please contact JusticeAnalysts@gov.scot for further information.

☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.


Email: Justice_Analysts@gov.scot

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