Statistics at MOJ
Ministry of Justice publishes a range of statistics relating to the operation of the criminal and civil justice systems, on aspects of criminal justice policy, and on other areas of the department’s responsibility.
Civil justice statistics
Coroners and burials
Courts and sentencing
Criminal justice statistics
Family court statistics
Freedom of Information
Justice Data Lab
Prisons and probation
Topical criminal justice publications
GOV.UK has the most recent Ministry of Justice statistics
Ministry of Justice archived statistics can be found on the The National Archives website.
Statistics policy and procedures
Related statistics pages
Publication dates for the Ministry of Justice’s statistical outputs are pre-announced on the ‘Statistics: release calendar’. This includes publications which are designated as National Statistics; these are produced and released in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
In addition to this, the National Offender Management Service publishes 2 regular management information updates on the prison population. These are:
- The weekly prison population bulletin. This is published on every working Friday, reporting prison population and capacity figures as of that day.
- The monthly prison population bulletin. This is published on the second working Friday of the month, reporting overall and individual prison population and capacity figures as of the last working Friday of the preceding month.
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales also publishes a regular management information update on the population of children and young people within the secure estate. This is published on the second Friday of the month. The figures are a monthly snapshot of the custodial population, taken on the last Friday of the month or first Friday of the following month, depending on which is nearer to the actual month end.