Rape review - progress against aims


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

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

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Period Number of suspects referred by the police to the CPS for either early advice or for a charging decision
Jan-Dec 2016 quarterly average 766
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 461
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 639
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 622

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 622

Down 17 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


Number of suspects authorised to be charged by the CPS

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

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Period Number of suspects authorised to be charged by the CPS
Jan-Dec 2016 quarterly average 538
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 244
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 306
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 292

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 292

Down 14 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


Number of receipts at the Crown Court

Cases arriving at the Crown Court.

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

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Period Number of receipts at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2016 quarterly average 553
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 230
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 305
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 339

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 339

Up 34 from Jan-Mar 2021

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


Notes

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