CJS scorecard - all crime

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 an all-crime 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:

The most recent data measures Q2 2021 (April - June 2021) and is compared with data from Jan-Mar 2021 (January - March 2021) and 2019. Further information on the statistics behind the measures included in the scorecard can be found in the data note (PDF, 346 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 - all crime

Crime recorded to police decision

Down 12 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Down 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

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

Up 2 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

No change from Jan-Mar 2021

CPS charge to case completion in court

Up 34 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Down 0.5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Up 1ppt 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.

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

Percentage of CPS consultations completed within 28 days**

84 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

CPS charge to case completion in court

Mean days from charge to case arriving at the Crown Court

61 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 5 days from Jan-Mar 2021

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

10,108 cases

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 660 cases from Jan-Mar 2021

Mean days from charge to case completion at the Crown Court

279 days

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 31 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 - all crime.


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

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

16 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 3ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Percentage of cases which are rearranged on the day of trial

20 %

Apr-Jun 2021

No change from Jan-Mar 2021

Guilty plea rate for serious cases at the Magistrates' Court

48 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 2ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Guilty plea rate at the Crown Court

70 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 3ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Percentage of defendants who plead guilty before a trial starts

39 %

Apr-Jun 2021

Down 3ppt 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.

Crime recorded to police decision

Number of recorded offences where there are specific individual victims

990,405

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 165,499 from Jan-Mar 2021

Number of recorded offences where there are no specific victims

225,980

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 42,315 from Jan-Mar 2021

CPS charge to case completion in court

Number of completions at the Crown Court

24,356

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 694 from Jan-Mar 2021

Number of outstanding cases at the Crown Court

60,692

Apr-Jun 2021

Up 750 from Jan-Mar 2021