Accessibility statement - Justice Data

This accessibility statement applies to this website - Justice Data. It does not apply to other GOV.UK resources, websites or statistical publications which are linked from this site.

This website is run by the Ministry of Justice. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • hover-over information which enhances doughnut (pie) charts cannot be activated using the keyboard
  • month names are displayed in abbreviated form rather than spelled out in full

Alternative formats

If you need information on this website in a different format like PDF or accessible spreadsheet, please follow the links to the source publications for measures. The Ministry of Justice is working hard to ensure its statistical publications are accessible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The Ministry of Justice is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • WCAG 1.4.1 Use of colour
    1. Doughnut (pie) charts use colour to distinguish between data values. However all colours have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 against a white background, and those able to use a mouse can also view this information in the chart hover-overs.
  • WCAG 2.2.1 Keyboard
    1. Doughnut (pie) charts have hover-over information which cannot be selected or triggered with the keyboard
  • WCAG 3.1.4 Abbreviations
    1. Many data points use abbreviated month names, for example "Jan" instead of "January". This follows conventions used in our statistical publications.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The website has the following content which is out of scope of the accessibility regulations:

  • third party content which is out of our control.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10th February 2023. It was last reviewed on 28th March 2024.

This website was last tested on 16th February 2023. The test was carried out by the Ministry of Justice Digital Accessibility team and the Justice Data developers.

The site was tested using a sample of pages, since all main section and subsection pages use the same underlying templates.