Improving timeliness - adult rape


Crime recorded to police decision

Median* days from offence recorded to a successful outcome

A successful outcome is a formal - e.g. charge or caution - or informal - e.g. cannabis warning - police outcome.

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Period Median* days from offence recorded to a successful outcome
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 280 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 432 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 419 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 419 days

Down 13 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crime outcomes in England and Wales


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

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Period Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 282 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 434 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 419 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 419 days

Down 15 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crime outcomes in England and Wales


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

Mean days from first police referral to the CPS making the decision to authorise a charge

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Period Mean days from first police referral to the CPS making the decision to authorise a charge
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 114 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 151 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 122 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 122 days

Down 29 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


Percentage of CPS consultations completed within 28 days**

A consultation occurs when a CPS prosecutor has considered new information received from the police and completes a legal review. This metric does not include legal reviews completed after the CPS has made the decision to authorise a charge.

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Period Percentage of CPS consultations completed within 28 days**
Jan-Dec 2019 55 %
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 62 %
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 59 %

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 59 %

Down 3ppt from Jan-Mar 2021


CPS charge to case completion in court

Mean days from charge to case arriving at the Crown Court

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Period Mean days from charge to case arriving at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 53 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 39 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 70 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 70 days

Up 31 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Criminal court statistics


Number of outstanding cases which have been at the Crown Court for more than 12 months

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Period Number of outstanding cases which have been at the Crown Court for more than 12 months
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 48 cases
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 299 cases
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 273 cases

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 273 cases

Down 26 cases from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crown Court cases received, disposed and outstanding tool (.xlsx download)


Mean days from charge to case completion at the Crown Court

Completion means receiving any outcome, including guilty pleas, acquittals and convictions.

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Period Mean days from charge to case completion at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 301 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 373 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 457 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 457 days

Up 84 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Criminal court statistics


Mean days from case arriving at the Crown Court to case completion at the Crown Court

Completion means receiving any outcome, including guilty pleas, acquittals and convictions.

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Period Mean days from case arriving at the Crown Court to case completion at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 246 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 335 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 387 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 387 days

Up 52 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crown Court timeliness tool (.xlsx download)


Notes

* 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.