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Accused persons’ journey times in Scotland’s criminal justice system have decreased over the last year, according to new statistics from Scotland’s chief statistician. Median journey times (date of offence to date of verdict) in 2023-24 were around two years and 10 months in High c

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The number of offenders passing through the criminal justice system has fallen to its lowest level in 50 years, according to official figures. Between July 2018 and June 2019 there were 1.58 million people processed by the system, compared with 1.86m in 1970, data from the Ministry of Justice show.

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