Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered am ar 21 Mai 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines Ceidwadwyr, Derbyshire Dales

To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Answer of 20 January 2023 to Question 125287 on Rape: Prosecutions, how many (a) completed prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for sexual offences in each quarter from the start of January 2005 to the end of September 2015.

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) holds management information on its Case Management System showing the number of defendants allocated the Principal Offence Category of Sexual Offences at completion of prosecution. The Principal Offence Category indicates the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged.

The table below shows the number of completed prosecutions and convictions for sexual offences from the start of January 2005 to the end of September 2015. The data provided in the table is in financial quarters.

‘Total completed prosecutions’ refer to the conclusion of a prosecution case against a defendant such as conviction after trial, guilty plea, acquittal, or the prosecution against the defendant being dropped. ‘Convictions’ refer to convictions after trial and guilty pleas.

Quarter

04/05-Q4

05/06-Q1

05/06-Q2

05/06-Q3

05/06-Q4

06/07-Q1

06/07-Q2

06/07-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

2,805

2,838

2,818

2,845

2,980

2,676

2,814

2,745

Convictions

1,731

1,798

1,730

1,840

1,871

1,709

1,806

1,790

Quarter

06/07-Q4

07/08-Q1

07/08-Q2

07/08-Q3

07/08-Q4

08/09-Q1

08/09-Q2

08/09-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

2,894

2,730

2,837

2,753

2,779

2,704

2,834

2,633

Convictions

1,908

1,861

1,890

1,909

2,045

1,949

1,989

1,864

Quarter

08/09-Q4

09/10-Q1

09/10-Q2

09/10-Q3

09/10-Q4

10/11-Q1

10/11-Q2

10/11-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

2,707

2,551

2,867

2,838

2,918

2,919

3,228

3,143

Convictions

1,898

1,821

2,014

2,018

2,124

2,076

2,240

2,210

Quarter

10/11-Q4

11/12-Q1

11/12-Q2

11/12-Q3

11/12-Q4

12/13-Q1

12/13-Q2

12/13-Q3

Total completed prosecutions

3,182

2,828

3,000

2,945

2,962

2,693

2,749

2,840

Convictions

2,200

2,019

2,154

2,120

2,148

2,021

1,958

2,081

Quarter

12/13-Q4

13/14-Q1

13/14-Q2

13/14-Q3

13/14-Q4

14/15-Q1

14/15-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

2,720

2,891

3,103

2,973

3,073

3,087

3,496

Convictions

1,928

2,108

2,340

2,194

2,179

2,197

2,496

Quarter

14/15-Q3

14/15-Q4

15/16-Q1

15/16-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

3,531

3,664

3,694

4,045

Convictions

2,486

2,623

2,674

2,876

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