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Charges of Pervert the course of Justice in Inverness (R015269)

Thank you for your request dated 28 January 2017 to the Procurator Fiscal’s Office, Inverness, under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"…I request accurate figures since the year 2000 of how many charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice (and/or perjury) have been raised by the Inverness Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service?"

The information you have requested is not held prior to the financial year 2002/03. Since 1 April 2002 the number of charges in which court proceedings have been raised in respect of charges of attempt to pervert the course of justice/pervert the course of justice, which have been reported to COPFS in Inverness, is 834. There were no proceedings raised for perjury charges.

It should be noted that one or more charge may relate to the same individual