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Information on race crime and on crimes aggravated by religious, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity prejudice is available on our Equality and Diversity page.

COPFS has a national database which stores operational information about our cases. That allows us to take decisions in each case and track the outcomes. We use it to help us manage our casework effectively and, although it is not a statistical database, we are able to use some of the information it provides to help us monitor aspects of our performance.

Performance Against Key Targets April 2021 to June 2021

Case Processing Financial Year April 2021 to June 2021

 

pdfCOPFS Statistics on Case Processing last 5 years (2016-2021)

docCOPFS Statistics on Case Processing last 5 years (2016-2021)

 

pdfNo Action cases reported to COPFS 2016 - 2021

docNo Action cases reported to COPFS 2016 - 2021

 

docCOPFS Achievements (Updated November 2015)

pdfCOPFS Performance Measures (Updated November 2015)

The Civil Service People Survey (CSPS) is an annual survey of the attitudes and work-life experiences of Civil Servants. Managed by the Cabinet Office it is open to all Civil Servants and those that work for Civil Service organisations. The CSPS provides consistent and robust metrics which helps understand how to improve levels of engagement across the Civil Service and in individual organisations. 

COPFS survey scores:

2020 Civil Service People Survey results are available on GOV.UK

COPFS - Civil Service People Survey 2019

COPFS - Civil Service People Survey 2018

COPFS - Civil Service People Survey 2017

COPFS - Civil Service People Survey 2016

The Lord Advocate directed that from 21 May 2020, Covid-19 or presumed Covid-19 deaths where the deceased might have contracted the virus in the course of their employment or occupation, or where deceased is resident in a care home when the virus is contracted, should be reported to COPFS. This applies to deaths reportable by medical practitioners to the Procurator Fiscal which have already occurred before that date.

COPFS has established a Covid Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT) which is working closely with Police Scotland and other agencies to obtain the information it requires to identify and investigate these deaths. There is more information on this work on the Covid-19 information for bereaved families page.

On 19 April 2021 in response to an FOI request, COPFS published data in respect of the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in care homes to date, as per records held by the COVID Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT).

On 29 September 2021 COPFS published updated figures in respect of this data. The data provided was extracted from CDIT working records on 8 September 2021.

Care homes deaths linked to COVID as per records held by the COVID Deaths Investigation Team CDIT - published 29 Sept 2021

Note

On 21 May 2020 guidance was issued that stipulated all Covid-19 or presumed Covid-19 deaths where the deceased was resident in a care home when the virus was contracted should be reported to COPFS.

The guidance of 21 May 2020 applied retrospectively.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) have confirmed that the guidance applies to the deaths of 1,754 people who died in care homes before 21 May 2020.

COPFS is aware of these deaths and they stand to be reported in due course as part of a co-ordinated multi-agency approach.

Figures are regularly updated by NRS and initial details provided are recorded by CDIT.Further enquiries by the police and other partner agencies can result in some deaths that were previously thought to meet reporting criteria to CDIT being reviewed and removed from the recorded information where such further enquiry establishes that the death does not meet the CDIT reporting criteria.

On 25 May 2021 in response to an FOI request, COPFS published data in respect of the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in hospitals to date, as per records held by the COVID Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT).

On 20 October 2021 COPFS published updated figures in respect of this data.  The data was accurate as at 7 October 2021.The figures do not include deaths at home addresses or hospices or care home residents where the resident died in hospital after contracting Covid-19 in a care home.  Care home death figures are published separately. The figures also do not include the deaths of any persons who was in lawful custody but was transferred to hospital for treatment immediately prior to death and does not include deaths of workers even where they died in hospital.The data provided is from CDIT working records.

Number of Deaths Linked to COVID-19 per Hospital to date as per records held by COVID Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT)