Increasing victim engagement - all crime


Crime recorded to police decision

Percentage of police investigations closed because the victim does not support further police action

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Period Percentage of police investigations closed because the victim does not support further police action
Jan-Dec 2019 25 %
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 28 %
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 29 %

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 29 %

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Police recorded crime and outcomes


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

Percentage of prosecutions that are stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn

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Period Percentage of prosecutions that are stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn
Jan-Dec 2019 17 %
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 15 %
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 16 %

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 16 %

Up 1ppt from Jan-Mar 2021


CPS charge to case completion in court

Percentage of cases in which prosecution offer no evidence because the victim or witness no longer supports prosecution

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Period Percentage of cases in which prosecution offer no evidence because the victim or witness no longer supports prosecution
Jan-Dec 2019 1.9 %
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 1.7 %
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 1.2 %

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 1.2 %

Down 0.5ppt from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Trial effectiveness at the criminal courts tool (.xlsx download)