Please note that it has come to our attention that table 5.16 of Court Proceedings was incorrect when originally published. This table has now been replaced with a corrected version.
The annual release, presented on a calendar year basis, covers offenders dealt with by formal police cautions, reprimands or warning, or criminal court proceedings in England and Wales.
The order of chapters follows the flow of cases through the criminal justice system. As in previous years, more detailed data for the calendar year covered are published separately in six volumes of supplementary tables.
Court level sentencing data are now available for the first time as part of the commitments made in the Ministry of Justice’s Structural Reform Plan, in accordance with public data principles. The data will provide members of the public with information about what happened in their court and the sentences given.
The report is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements provided by the UK Statistics Authority.
The Criminal statistics, England and Wales 2009 were published on 21 October 2010.
The supplementary tables (Excel spreadsheets in zip files) were published on 21 October 2010.
Sentencing Statistics (annual) (NS)
Changes to the statistics were published on 20 October 2010.
Criminal statistics annual report archive
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Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State; Minister for Criminal Justice; Minister of State; Permanent Secretary; Special Adviser; Director General, Criminal Justice Group; Head of Better Trials Unit; four policy advisors; Director of Analytical Services; two sentencing policy managers; Senior Press Officer; four press officers; Strategic Communications Advisor; Head of Fairness and Confidence Unit; Director Criminal Policy, Head of Justice Team; Head of Community Confidence Team; Strategy Manager.
Home Office: Home Secretary; Permanent Secretary; Minister for Police and Crime Reduction; Head of Crime Strategy; Head of Violent Crime Unit; Head of Crime Strategy; Press Officer; Chief Statistician.
Attorney General’s Office: Attorney General; Solicitor General; Senior Policy Official.
Crown Prosecution Service: Press Officer.
Sentencing Council: Chairman of the Sentencing Council
The Judiciary: Lord Chief Justice; Senior Presiding Judge