Improving timeliness - all crime


Crime recorded to police decision

Median* days from offence recorded to a successful outcome for offences where there is a specific individual victim

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 for offences where there is a specific individual victim
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 29 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 44 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 33 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 33 days

Down 11 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crime outcomes in England and Wales


Median* days from offence recorded to a successful outcome for offences where there are no specific individual victims

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 for offences where there are no specific individual victims
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 20 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 20 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 21 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 21 days

Up 1 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crime outcomes in England and Wales


Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender where there is a specific individual victim

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Period Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender where there is a specific individual victim
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 29 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 52 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 40 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 40 days

Down 12 days from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Crime outcomes in England and Wales


Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender where there are no specific individual victims

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Period Median* days from offence recorded to the police charging an offender where there are no specific individual victims
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 29 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 49 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 42 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 42 days

Down 7 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 30 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 37 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 39 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 39 days

Up 2 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 82 %
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 83 %
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 84 %

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 84 %

Up 1ppt 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 42 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 66 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 61 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 61 days

Down 5 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 1,722 cases
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 10,768 cases
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 10,108 cases

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 10,108 cases

Down 660 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 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 186 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 248 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 279 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 279 days

Up 31 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 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 144 days
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 182 days
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 216 days

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 216 days

Up 34 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.