Statistics at HMCTS

How to find statistical data and analysis for courts and tribunals.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service publishes monthly management information to provide more frequent and timely measures of the operation of the court and tribunal system.

The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly official statistics relating to the operation of the criminal and civil justice systems, including courts and tribunals.

During the COVID-19 outbreak HMCTS is publishing additional management information used for understanding the impact on workload volumes and activity at a national level.

Due to the nature of large administrative systems, such as late reporting of cases, the figures will be revised each publication and therefore should be taken with caution. The revisions are minor and do not usually change the overall picture of performance.


Management information

We’re currently looking at how we present the monthly Management Information to make sure it meets user needs. Contact us if you have any feedback or questions on our management information publications.

HMCTS monthly management information
A monthly release which looks at understanding the workload volumes and timeliness at a national level.

HMCTS weekly management information during COVID-19 pandemic
We published this information during the COVID-19 outbreak to help explain how we delivered critical public services, from June 2020 to June 2021. In July 2021, we paused publication of this information while we conducted a review. Following this review, we stopped publishing data on a weekly basis as this is included in the HMCTS monthly management information.

Weekly use of remote hearing technologies in HMCTS (audio and video hearings) information
We published data from April 2020 to May 2021, on the use of audio and video technologies to facilitate court and tribunal hearings, alongside face-to-face hearings. This ensured we were transparent about the use of these technologies as one of our responses to the COVID-19 crisis. We stopped this monthly release of information to focus on our HMCTS monthly management information on the impact of the pandemic on workload and timeliness at a national level across jurisdictions. Contact us if you have any feedback or questions on our MI publications.

User guide to HMCTS management information (PDF, 898KB, 14 pages)

Freedom of Information responses

Freedom of Information releases from 2018 containing HMCTS management information

Freedom of Information releases 2019 containing HMCTS management information

Voluntary Application of the Code of Practice for Statistics

HMCTS voluntarily applies the Code of Practice for Statistics to its publication of management information.

HMCTS voluntary application of the code of practice for statistics

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Forthcoming publications

We will publish the monthly management information on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30am. During the COVID-19 outbreak this will include additional weekly data. The dates are included below:

  • Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Thursday 14 October 2021
  • Thursday 11 November 2021
  • Thursday 9 December 2021

Contact us

For enquiries about our statistics please email HMCTS Analysis and Performance

Criminal court statistics

Civil justice statistics

Family court statistics

Tribunal statistics