Volume - all crime


Crime recorded to police decision

Number of recorded offences where there are specific individual victims

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Period Number of recorded offences where there are specific individual victims
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 1,069,586
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 824,906
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 990,405

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 990,405

Up 165,499 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Police recorded crime and outcomes


Number of recorded offences where there are no specific victims

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Period Number of recorded offences where there are no specific victims
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 184,727
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 183,665
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 225,980

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 225,980

Up 42,315 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source Police recorded crime and outcomes


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

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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 2019 quarterly average 59,966
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 47,644
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 48,250

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 48,250

Up 606 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


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

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Number of suspects authorised to be charged by the CPS

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Period Number of suspects authorised to be charged by the CPS
Jan-Dec 2019 quarterly average 38,467
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 33,823
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 30,924

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 30,924

Down 2,899 from Jan-Mar 2021

Data source CPS quarterly data summaries


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 7,455
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 6,540
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 5,865

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 5,865

Down 675 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 11,567
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 12,228
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 12,263

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 12,263

Up 35 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 24,914
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 23,662
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 24,356

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 24,356

Up 694 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 38,308
Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2021 59,942
Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 60,692

Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2021 60,692

Up 750 from Jan-Mar 2021

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