This report presents the latest statistics on type and volume of cases that are received and processed through the court system of England and Wales in the fourth quarter of 2013 (October to December). This report also provides a narrative on annual trends. These statistics focus on three main categories: civil, family and criminal matters. There is also additional information on judicial reviews.
In addition to Ministry of Justice professional and production staff, pre-release access to the quarterly statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders:
Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister of State (The Courts and Legal Aid), Minister of State (Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims), Permanent Secretary, Director General of Finance and Public Services, Head of Legal Services Commission, Head of Analytical Services, Chief Statistician, Policy Advisor (Civil Justice), Policy Advisor (Administrative Justice), Policy Advisor (Public Law), Policy Advisor (Private Law and Matrimonial Justice), five Press Officers and Relevant Special Advisers.
Her Majesty’s Court Service: Chief Executive, Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals, Deputy Director of Civil and Family, Director of Crime, Head of Civil Operations Branch, Head of Family Performance & Management Information, Head of Crown Court Improvement Branch, Head of Criminal Enforcement, and Jurisdictional and Operational Support Officer (Magistrates).