National Statistics

Criminal justice system statistics quarterly: September 2015

Trends in activity in the criminal justice system from October 2014 to September 2015.


Guide to criminal justice system statistics

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The reports present key statistics on activity in the criminal justice system for England and Wales. It provides information for the latest 12 months (October 2014 to September 2015) with accompanying commentary, analysis and presentation of longer term trends.

From 18 February 2016 to 31 March 2016, the Ministry of Justice is running a consultation on changes to the criminal justice statistics quarterly. These changes aim to improve the way in which information is made available to users.

Pre-release access

The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

Ministry of Justice

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice; Minister of State for Policing, Fire, Criminal Justice and Victims; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Human Rights; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Justice; Permanent Secretary; 3 Special Advisors; Senior Policy Advisor; Director General, Finance and Corporate Services, Corporate Performance Group; Director General, Criminal Justice Group; Director, Criminal Justice Policy; Director, Criminal Justice Reform Directorate; Director of Analytical Services and Chief Economist; Deputy Director, Legal Services, Court Users, and Summary Justice Reform Courts & Tribunals Development Directorate; Deputy Director, Sentencing Policy; Chief Statistician; Policy Advisor, Sentencing Policy; Policy Advisor, Youth Sentencing/Courts & Gangs and Violence policy; Head of External Communications; Head of Criminal Justice System Statistics; 3 Press Officer; 4 Private Secretaries; 3 Assistant Private Secretaries.

Home Office

Home Secretary; Permanent Secretary; Director of Crime; Head of Crime and Policing Statistics; Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Assistant Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary; 2 press officers.

The Judiciary

Lord Chief Justice; Head of Lord Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Team; Legal Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice; Assistant Private Secretary.


1 Policy Officials, Attorney General’s Office; Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office.