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 332,393
Jan - Dec 2014 272,932
Jan - Dec 2015 311,107
Jan - Dec 2016 272,019
Jan - Dec 2017 234,103
Jan - Dec 2018 210,535
Jan - Dec 2019 202,988
Jan - Dec 2020 220,015
Jan - Dec 2021 195,267
Jan - Dec 2022 199,324
Jan - Dec 2023 194,848

Jan - Dec 2023

194,848

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: 16 May 2024. Next publication: 15 August 2024 9:30am.


Defendants proceeded against

Period Defendants proceeded against
Jan - Dec 2012 1,482,940
Jan - Dec 2013 1,439,721
Jan - Dec 2014 1,466,369
Jan - Dec 2015 1,491,030
Jan - Dec 2016 1,458,035
Jan - Dec 2017 1,368,221
Jan - Dec 2018 1,356,341
Jan - Dec 2019 1,350,687
Jan - Dec 2020 935,978
Jan - Dec 2021 1,068,207
Jan - Dec 2022 1,172,463
Jan - Dec 2023 1,261,430

Jan - Dec 2023

1,261,430

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: 16 May 2024. Next publication: 15 August 2024 9:30am.


Offenders convicted total

Period Offenders convicted total
Jan - Dec 2012 1,229,901
Jan - Dec 2013 1,177,826
Jan - Dec 2014 1,216,203
Jan - Dec 2015 1,247,990
Jan - Dec 2016 1,241,980
Jan - Dec 2017 1,213,135
Jan - Dec 2018 1,207,162
Jan - Dec 2019 1,195,191
Jan - Dec 2020 820,810
Jan - Dec 2021 951,326
Jan - Dec 2022 1,046,646
Jan - Dec 2023 1,115,593

Jan - Dec 2023

1,115,593

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: 16 May 2024. Next publication: 15 August 2024 9:30am.


Offenders sentenced total

Period Offenders sentenced total
Jan - Dec 2012 1,228,145
Jan - Dec 2013 1,175,552
Jan - Dec 2014 1,214,226
Jan - Dec 2015 1,245,822
Jan - Dec 2016 1,239,730
Jan - Dec 2017 1,214,745
Jan - Dec 2018 1,208,657
Jan - Dec 2019 1,196,160
Jan - Dec 2020 820,743
Jan - Dec 2021 953,669
Jan - Dec 2022 1,047,557
Jan - Dec 2023 1,113,671

Jan - Dec 2023

1,113,671

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: 16 May 2024. Next publication: 15 August 2024 9:30am.