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Post Mortems and View and Grant Examinations (R014807)

 

Thank you for your email dated 19 November 2016 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

The number of post mortems and view and grant examinations carried out in cases reported to the Procurator Fiscal, for the following financial years: 2008/09; 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2013/14 2014/2015 2015/2016

Firstly, I can explain that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service‚Äôs case management database is a live, operating database.  It is designed to meet our business needs in relation to the processing of cases and the information within it is structured accordingly.  We do not have a separate statistical database, and hold only operational data needed for business purposes. I have completed my search for the information you have requested and I can advise of the following:

This information has been previously requested and published and can be found at the link below: 

http://www.crownoffice.gov.uk/foi/responses-we-have-made-to-foi-requests/40-responses2014/753-death-reports-and-view-and-grant-examinations.

Please see the table below for the additional years regarding this. 

Year

Death Reports Received

Post Mortems Instructed

View & Grant Examination

2014-15

9,173

5,358

975

2015-16

9,579

5,527

1,087