Official Statistics

The Management Information and Analysis Team of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is a small group of analysts with operational experience led by a statistician. The team produces official statistics and provides management information and analysis to local and national operational managers as well as a variety of justice organisations.

Coronavirus pandemic: To meet the needs of justice partners, court users and the media, the SCT will publish Management Information each month showing interim monthly business volumes and trends for first instance criminal cases calling at Scottish courts during the pandemic.

Click here for the latest available Management Information.

The next update to the Management Information will be on Tuesday 19th October 2021.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service publishes two Official Statistics:

Quarterly Fines Report

The Quarterly Fines Report is a long-running series of bulletins and tables about fines and financial penalty collection rates in Scotland. It provides information on fines and other financial penalties for the three years up to the date of publication. This covers fines imposed in Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts as well as fiscal direct penalties and police fixed penalties.




Quarterly Criminal Court Statistics

The Quarterly Criminal Court Statistics is a series of bulletins and interactive tables and charts about criminal courts activity in Scotland. The statistical bulletin provides quarterly figures on activity in all High, Sheriff and Justice of the Peace courts giving national trends as well as detailed figures for local courts in solemn and summary criminal business.


 Report   Date    Bulletin 
 50  18/11/2021  In progress
 49  19/08/2021  2020/21 Q4
 48  20/05/2021  2020/21 Q3
 47  18/02/2021  2020/21 Q2
 46  19/11/2020  2020/21 Q1
 45  20/08/2020  2019/20 Q4
 44  21/05/2020  2019/20 Q3
 43  20/02/2020  2019/20 Q2

 Report   Date    Bulletin 
14  02/12/2021  In Progress
13  02/09/2021  2021/22 Q1
12  03/06/2021  2020/21 Q4
11  04/03/2021  2020/21 Q3
10  03/12/2020  2020/21 Q2
09  03/09/2020  2020/21 Q1
08  04/06/2020  2019/20 Q4
07  05/03/2020  2019/20 Q3


Contact us:

Press enquiries on the contents of these bulletins should be directed to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Communications Office.


Other enquiries about these statistics should be directed to the Management Information Analysis Team of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service:

Tel: 0131 444 3453    Email: