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Diversion For Prosecution Cases Rise


A new report, ‘Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2018-19’ has confirmed that the number of cases that have been diverted from prosecution and dealt with in a different manner has risen in the last two years between 2017 and 2019The report also concluded that there has been a drop in the number of community payback orders issued, over eight percent. However, the report confirms that over the period of 2018-2019 there was a success rate of 68% of orders being completed.

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