Date lodged: 17 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of summary criminal cases were dealt with from caution and charge to verdict within the 26-week target in each month since April 2007, broken down by (i) sheriff and (ii) justice of the peace court.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 4 June 2018
The available information is contained in the workbook titled ‘Number and percentage of summary criminal cases concluded within 26 weeks (caution and charge to verdict) - All Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts Apr 07 – April 18’ which is available from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. Number 59770).
The 26 week indicator from caution to charge to verdict covers activity from Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service as well as the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.
Latest statistical information confirms that on a national basis Sheriff Court performance has improved from 65.7% in 2016-17 to 67.7% in 2017-18.
Latest statistical information confirm that on a national basis Justice of the Peace Court performance has improved from 62.9% in 2016-17 to 65% in 2017-18.