The publication reports statistical information on the representation of black and minority ethnic groups as suspects, offenders and victims within the criminal justice system and on employees within criminal justice agencies.
This publication fulfils a statutory obligation for the Secretary of State to publish, annually, information relating to the criminal justice system with reference to avoiding discrimination on the ground of race.
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 Criminal Justice; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice; Permanent Secretary; Press Office; MoJ Policy Director; Head of Race Confidence and Justice Unit; Race Confidence and Justice Unit; Policy lead for Victims; Policy lead for racist offences and racially or religiously aggravated offences; Policy lead for Cautions; Policy lead for sentencing; and NOMs policy lead for probation and prisons.
Home Office: Home Secretary; Press Office; Statistics Head of Profession; Policy lead for Stop and Account and Stop and Search.
Office of the Attorney General: Attorney General.
CPS: Equality and Diversity Unit Officer.
ACPO: Diversity Business Area Policy Manager.
NPIA: Policy lead for Arrests.
Judiciary: Senior Presiding Judge.