Crimes of Violence: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered am ar 22 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 violent crime 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) does not have a formal definition for ‘violent crime’, but it does hold management information on its Case Management System showing the number of defendants allocated the Principal Offence Categories of either Homicide or Offences Against the Person at completion of prosecution. The Principal Offence Category indicates the most serious offence with which a defendant is charged.

The tables below show the number of completed prosecutions and convictions for Homicide and Offences Against the Person from the start of January 2005 to the end of September 2015. The data provided in the tables 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.

Homicide

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

338

267

337

335

414

274

305

317

Convictions

253

212

255

283

317

217

239

261

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

325

296

328

347

301

344

313

378

Convictions

249

234

269

266

234

288

246

329

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

358

266

292

312

305

241

251

276

Convictions

289

209

246

255

236

204

205

224

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

269

208

225

245

244

253

289

283

Convictions

212

167

187

207

205

204

223

222

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

201

259

254

236

226

263

220

Convictions

166

206

208

195

174

214

172

Quarter

14/15-Q3

14/15-Q4

15/16-Q1

15/16-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

224

195

268

259

Convictions

180

161

220

196

Offences against the person

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

33,884

34,848

37,757

35,385

39,213

35,029

38,588

35,224

Convictions

22,991

23,934

25,528

24,160

26,970

24,624

27,765

25,570

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

39,017

36,032

39,795

36,899

37,650

35,648

36,579

34,335

Convictions

28,536

26,764

29,879

27,818

28,742

27,585

28,264

26,480

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

35,983

34,530

37,246

35,301

37,877

36,759

39,600

37,161

Convictions

27,635

26,383

28,259

26,664

28,799

27,843

29,390

27,771

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

38,226

35,262

37,614

35,124

37,437

32,227

34,349

32,342

Convictions

28,556

26,742

28,283

26,205

28,245

24,482

25,744

24,205

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

32,634

31,715

33,797

32,525

35,004

32,762

36,737

Convictions

24,226

23,889

25,355

24,432

26,049

24,427

27,373

Quarter

14/15-Q3

14/15-Q4

15/16-Q1

15/16-Q2

Total completed prosecutions

36,482

38,986

38,984

41,282

Convictions

27,275

29,330

29,339

31,239

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