Please find below the Safer Communities & Justice Brief for February – covering the period up to today and best printed out in colour.

The purpose of this briefing is to provide, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. Please feel free to cascade to others within your organisation as you see fit. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, with this month’s article on community payback orders from the recently published criminal justice social work statistics. Any suggestions for improvement or for other aspects to cover in the brief would be very welcome.

A copy of the brief has today been placed on the Crime and Justice Statistics section of the Scottish Government website (