The available information from the Home Office and the Scottish Executive Justice Department Court Proceedings Databases shows the total hours of community service orders imposed by all courts in England, Scotland and Wales for each year from 1996 to 2000.
Information for 2001 will be available in the autumn.
|Year||England (2)||Scotland (3)||Wales (2)|
(1) Total hours of community service orders and community service orders within combination orders.
(2) Data for England and Wales are on the principal offence basis.
(3) Data for Scotland relate to all offences.
(4) Staffordshire police were able to supply only a sample of data for magistrates' courts proceedings covering one full week in each quarter for 2000. Estimates based on this sample are included in the figures as they are considered sufficiently robust at this high level of analysis.