Date lodged: 1 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what data it collects on the number of victims of crimes who have registered with the Victim Notification Scheme and what this represents as a percentage of those eligible.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 14 March 2018
The Scottish Government do not hold the data requested.
The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) have advised that as of 5 March 2018, 2418 victims have joined the Victim Notification Scheme. The SPS estimate that this represents around 20 – 30% of the total number of victims who were eligible to join the Scheme.