Criminal court statistics

National Statistics on cases in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Court and, from March 2017, includes language interpreter and translation services statistics.

These reports present the latest statistics on type and volume of cases that are received and processed through the criminal court system of England and Wales. The figures give a summary overview of the volume of cases dealt with by these courts over time, with statistics also broken down for the main types of case involved.

Also published are detailed breakdowns of the headline court caseload and timeliness statistics, broken down by court or Local Justice Area. More information can be found on the Open Justice website

From March 2017, the Criminal Court statistics quarterly (CCSQ) publications include the latest statistics on use of language interpreter and translation services in courts and tribunals.

The information contained within this bulletin was previously published as part of ‘Court Statistics Quarterly’, ‘Judicial and Court Statistics’ and ‘Use of language interpreter and translation services in courts and tribunals statistics’. Earlier editions of these publications can be found at the links given below:

court statistics

judicial and court statistics

language statistics


Find out more about the data produced in the guide to criminal court statistics.


Published 18 December 2014
Last updated 22 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Adding a link to machine readable data

  2. July to September 2015 data added

  3. April to June 2015 statistics added.

  4. Criminal court statistics (quarterly): January to March 2015 published.

  5. October to December 2014 statistics added.

  6. First published.