A National Statistics Publication For Scotland
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
- meet identified user needs;
- are well explained and readily accessible;
- are produced according to sound methods, and
- are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed. Further information about Official and National Statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website at www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk.
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN GROUP
To provide relevant and reliable information, analysis and advice that meet the needs of government, business and the people of Scotland. For more information on the Statistician Group, please see the Scottish Government website at www.scotland.gov.uk/statistics
Correspondence and enquiries
Enquiries on this publication should be addressed to:
Justice Analytical Services
2WR St Andrews House
EDINBURGH EH1 3DG
Telephone: (0131) 244 2635
General enquiries on Scottish Government statistics can be addressed to:
Office of the Chief Statistician and Performance
4N.06, St Andrews House
EDINBURGH EH1 3DG
Telephone: (0131) 244 0442
Further contact details, e-mail addresses and details of previous and forthcoming publications can be found on the Scottish Government Website at www.scotland.gov.uk/statistics
Complaints and suggestions
If you are not satisfied with our service, please write to the Chief Statistician at the address above.
If you would like to be consulted about new or existing statistical collections or receive notification of forthcoming statistical publications, please register your interest on the Scottish Government ScotStat website at www.scotland.gov.uk/scotstat