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’s 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:
Please see the table below for the additional years regarding this.
|| Death Reports Received
|| Post Mortems Instructed
|| View & Grant Examination