Volume - adult rape


Crime recorded to police decision

Number of recorded adult rape offences

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Period Number of recorded adult rape offences
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 9,898
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 9,452
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 11,312

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 11,312

Up 1,860 from Jan-Mar 2021


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

Number of suspects where the CPS have closed the suspect’s file on the CPS case management system after a legal decision is made or where further investigation is required prior to a charging decision

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Period Number of suspects where the CPS have closed the suspect’s file on the CPS case management system after a legal decision is made or where further investigation is required prior to a charging decision
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 653
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 792
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 620

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 620

Down 172 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


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Number of suspects referred by the police to the CPS awaiting further investigation before a charging or legal decision can be made

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Period Number of suspects referred by the police to the CPS awaiting further investigation before a charging or legal decision can be made
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 187
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 300
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 199

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 199

Down 101 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


Number of prosecutions where the decision was made by the CPS to stop the prosecution

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Period Number of prosecutions where the decision was made by the CPS to stop the prosecution
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 35
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 35
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 32

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 32

Down 3 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


CPS charge to case completion in court

Number of completions at the Crown Court

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

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Period Number of completions at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 220
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 231
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 229

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 229

Down 2 from Jan-Mar 2021

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


Number of outstanding cases at the Crown Court

Excluding cases where the case cannot progress because the defendant is absent.

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Period Number of outstanding cases at the Crown Court
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 621
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 1,201
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 1,309

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 1,309

Up 108 from Jan-Mar 2021

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