Number of court cases in Scotland 2014-2019

In the final quarter of 2019, courts in Scotland received over 25.8 thousand new cases, and concluded 23.7 thousand existing ones. Since 2014, the number of new cases entering Scottish courts has declined, with 12 thousand fewer cases in Q4 2019 compared with Q4 2014.

Number of new and concluded court cases in Scotland from the second quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2019

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

Q2 2014 to Q4 2019

Supplementary notes

Combined number of new and concluded cases in the Scottish High Court, Sheriff Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts.

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