CJS scorecard - recorded adult rape offences

The Government is determined to cut crime and make sure the Criminal Justice System delivers the best possible service to victims. These scorecards bring together data on priority areas to increase public transparency and help identify performance issues so they can be addressed head-on.

The Government has worked collaboratively with partners across the Criminal Justice System to develop a recorded adult rape offences scorecard which reflects performance in the following three stages:

  • Crime recorded to police decision;
  • Police referral to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge; and
  • CPS charge to case completion in court.

The measures in these sections are categorised into the areas:

TThe most recent data measures Q2 2021 (April - June 2021) and is compared with data from Jan-Mar 2021 (January - March 2021) and 2019. We have also compared against a 2016 average for metrics relating to the ambition published in the End to End Rape Review Report: to return the volumes of rape cases being referred by the police, charged, and going to court, back to 2016 levels by the end of the Parliament. Further information on the statistics behind the measures included in the scorecard can be found in the data note (PDF, 337 KB).

Documents

Autumn 2021 scorecard download

This is a compact PDF version of the scorecard, used across Government to monitor Criminal Justice System performance.


Overview - recorded adult rape offences

Crime recorded to police decision

Down 15 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 4ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Down 0.5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Police referral to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge

Down 29 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Down 5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 0.7ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

CPS charge to case completion in court

Up 52 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 0.4ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 3ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

An aggregated metric which represents both i) Percentage of cases which resulted in a completed trial, and ii) Guilty plea rate at the Crown Court


Where a direction arrow is shown, this indicates an increase or decrease in the value of a measure when compared with the previous period of data.

Number of suspects referred by the police to the CPS for either early advice or for a charging decision

622

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 17 from Jan-Mar 2021

The aim is to return to 2016 levels. The mean quarterly number in 2016 was 766. *

Number of suspects authorised to be charged by the CPS

292

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 14 from Jan-Mar 2021

The aim is to return to 2016 levels. The mean quarterly number in 2016 was 538 *

Number of receipts at the Crown Court

339

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 34 from Jan-Mar 2021

The aim is to return to 2016 levels. The mean quarterly number in 2016 was 553 *


* The aim is to return to 2016 levels as outlined in the End to End Rape Review Report.

Explore data in rape review - progress against aims.


Where a direction arrow is shown, this indicates an increase or decrease in the value of a measure when compared with the previous period of data.

Crime recorded to police decision

Median* days from offence recorded to a successful outcome

419 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 13 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender

419 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 15 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Police referral to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge

Percentage of CPS consultations completed within 28 days**

59 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 3ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

CPS charge to case completion in court

Mean days from charge to case arriving at the Crown Court

70 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 31 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Mean days from charge to case completion at the Crown Court

457 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 84 days from Jan-Mar 2021


* The median represents the number of days by which 50% of offences receive an outcome.

** The CPS pilot charging model prescribes two timeframes for making decisions.  One is 3 hours for cases where the suspect is in police custody and there is an intention to further remand in custody post-charge. The other, chosen for this metric, is 28 days which is used for all other cases.

Explore data in improving timeliness - adult rape.


Where a direction arrow is shown, this indicates an increase or decrease in the value of a measure when compared with the previous period of data.

Crime recorded to police decision

Police referral to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge

CPS charge to case completion in court


Where a direction arrow is shown, this indicates an increase or decrease in the value of a measure when compared with the previous period of data.

Crime recorded to police decision

Percentage of cases which resulted in a charge

3.6%

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 0.5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Police referral to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision to charge

CPS charge to case completion in court

Percentage of cases which resulted in a completed trial

72 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 7ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Percentage of cases which are rearranged on the day of trial

12 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Guilty plea rate at the Crown Court

16 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Percentage of defendants who plead guilty before a trial starts

9 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021


Where a direction arrow is shown, this indicates an increase or decrease in the value of a measure when compared with the previous period of data.