Thank you for your email of 20 January in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
The number of women charged with a criminal offence in the following periods:
The Police, rather than COPFS, charge individuals with criminal offences. Renfrewshire falls within the jurisdiction of the Procurator Fiscal at Paisley. I have therefore interpreted your request as the number of women reported to the Procurator Fiscal (PF) at Paisley as accused in a prosecution report.
It may assist you to explain that the COPFS case management system is a live, operational database designed to meet COPFS business needs, in relation to the processing of criminal cases and the information is structured accordingly. COPFS does not have a separate statistical database and holds only operational data needed for business purposes.
I attach annex A for your information.
Annex A - Total number of female accused reported to PF Paisley.
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