Civil Law Statistics in Scotland
The new statistical bulletin Civil Law Statistics in Scotland presents statistics on civil cases which have gone through the Scottish courts, together with some wider, contextual information about the extent of civil problems in Scotland.
This bulletin replaces the Civil Judicial Statistics series of statistical bulletins. The main change incorporated in Civil Law Statistics in Scotland 2011-12 is that the information has been presented in subject-specific chapters to make it easier for users to obtain a fuller understanding of the issues in each area. Additionally, statistics on divorce and dissolution which were previously presented in the Divorces and Dissolutions in Scotland bulletin have been incorporated within Civil Law Statistics in Scotland and are no longer published separately.
The Civil Judicial Statistics series of statistical bulletins was suspended after the 2002 publication due to data quality concerns. The Scottish Court Service, the main provider of the data, worked with the Scottish Government to address these issues, and those identified in the Review of Civil Judicial Statistics, leading to the publication of data for 2008-09 and 2009-10 in December 2010 and 2010-11 in October 2011. Data prior to 2008-09 are not sufficiently reliable for publication.
With effect from the end of 2012, the Scottish Government has taken over sole responsibility for the publication of statistics on divorces and dissolutions in Scotland. National Records of Scotland (NRS) no longer publishes any new data on divorces and dissolutions. Divorce and dissolution statistics for 2011-12 onwards are published in Civil Law Statistics in Scotland. Additional data is available from the Civil Law Statistics in Scotland datasets section.
The Scottish Government is continuing to review the scope, quality and presentation of statistics on the civil justice system and considering ways to meet the requirements of the Review of Civil Judicial Statistics.
Title: Civil Law Statistics in Scotland
Description: Statistics relating to the business of civil courts, and legal and public departments.