Criminal justice system statistics

Individuals entering the criminal justice system


Out of court disposals

Out of court disposals (OOCDs) are sanctions used by the police to address offences without the need to be dealt with at court. These include community resolutions, cautions, cannabis / khat warnings and penalty notices for disorder.

Period Out of court disposals
Jan - Dec 2012 377,934
Jan - Dec 2013 332,386
Jan - Dec 2014 272,932
Jan - Dec 2015 330,522
Jan - Dec 2016 286,562
Jan - Dec 2017 246,276
Jan - Dec 2018 216,442
Jan - Dec 2019 205,861
Jan - Dec 2020 223,832
Jan - Dec 2021 202,424
Jan - Dec 2022 205,016

Jan - Dec 2022

205,016

Update June 2023

In the 12 months to June 2023 there were 196,008 out of court disposals.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Criminal justice system statistics quarterly publication.

Publication date

Published: 18 January 2024. Next publication: 15 February 2024 9:30am. Update expected here by 15 March 2024.


Defendants proceeded against

Period Defendants proceeded against
Jan - Dec 2012 1,482,940
Jan - Dec 2013 1,439,731
Jan - Dec 2014 1,466,374
Jan - Dec 2015 1,491,033
Jan - Dec 2016 1,458,036
Jan - Dec 2017 1,368,215
Jan - Dec 2018 1,356,334
Jan - Dec 2019 1,350,254
Jan - Dec 2020 935,247
Jan - Dec 2021 1,068,255
Jan - Dec 2022 1,171,640

Jan - Dec 2022

1,171,640

Update June 2023

In the 12 months to June 2023 there were 1,219,142 defendants proceeded against.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Criminal justice system statistics quarterly publication.

Publication date

Published: 18 January 2024. Next publication: 15 February 2024 9:30am. Update expected here by 15 March 2024.


Offenders convicted total

Period Offenders convicted total
Jan - Dec 2012 1,229,901
Jan - Dec 2013 1,177,830
Jan - Dec 2014 1,216,204
Jan - Dec 2015 1,247,991
Jan - Dec 2016 1,241,980
Jan - Dec 2017 1,213,141
Jan - Dec 2018 1,207,174
Jan - Dec 2019 1,194,792
Jan - Dec 2020 820,111
Jan - Dec 2021 951,316
Jan - Dec 2022 1,045,665

Jan - Dec 2022

1,045,665

Update June 2023

In the 12 months to June 2023, a total of 1,080,314 offenders were convicted.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Criminal justice system statistics quarterly publication.

Publication date

Published: 18 January 2024. Next publication: 15 February 2024 9:30am. Update expected here by 15 March 2024.


Offenders sentenced total

Period Offenders sentenced total
Jan - Dec 2012 1,228,145
Jan - Dec 2013 1,175,556
Jan - Dec 2014 1,214,227
Jan - Dec 2015 1,245,822
Jan - Dec 2016 1,239,730
Jan - Dec 2017 1,215,295
Jan - Dec 2018 1,209,269
Jan - Dec 2019 1,196,457
Jan - Dec 2020 820,664
Jan - Dec 2021 954,424
Jan - Dec 2022 1,047,332

Jan - Dec 2022

1,047,332

Update June 2023

In the 12 months to June 2023, a total of 1,080,464 offenders were sentenced.

Data source

The data source for this measure and more detailed information can be found in the Criminal justice system statistics quarterly publication.

Publication date

Published: 18 January 2024. Next publication: 15 February 2024 9:30am. Update expected here by 15 March 2024.