National Statistics

Women and the criminal justice system statistics 2015

Statistics from across the Criminal Justice System, to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of females and males in England and Wales, 2015.

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Statistics on women and the criminal justice system 2015

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Infographic: Women and the criminal justice system 2015

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Associations between being male or female and being sentenced to prison in England and Wales in 2015

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Chapter 3: victims tables

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Chapter 4: police activity tables

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Chapter 5: defendants tables

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Chapter 6: offender characteristics tables

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Chapter 7: offender management tables

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Chapter 8: offence analysis tables

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Chapter 9: practitioners tables

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A guide to statistics on women and the criminal justice system 2015

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This publication compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of women who come into contact with it. It considers how these experiences have changed over time and how they contrast to the typical experiences of men.

In general, females appear to have been substantially under-represented as offenders throughout the CJS compared with males. This is particularly true in relation to the most serious offence types and sentences, though patterns by sex vary between individual offences.

Females were also typically underrepresented among practitioners in the CJS and among victims of violent crime, although they were more likely than males to have been a victim of intimate violence or child abuse. Trends over time for each sex often mirror overall trends, though this is not always the case.

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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 courts and justice; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for prisons and probation; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for victims, youth and family justice; Lords spokesperson; Permanent Secretary; 2 Special Advisers; Director General, justice and courts policy group; Director General, finance group; Director, criminal justice policy; Director for analytical services and Chief Economist; Chief Statistician; 1 Equalities analyst, 12 policy advisers; 1 Principal Private Secretary; 2 Deputy Principal Private Secretaries; 12 Private Secretaries; 5 Press Officers.

Home Office

Home Secretary; Permanent Secretary; 4 Special Advisers, Director of Crime; 3 Private Secretaries; 1 Deputy Principal Private Secretary; Chief Statistician; 1 Analyst; 1 Press Officer.

The Office of the Lord Chief Justice

Lord Chief Justice; Head of Lord Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Team; Legal Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice; 1 Private Secretary.

Crown Prosecution Service

1 Policy Adviser.

NHS England

5 Commissioning Advisers.

Attorney General’s Office

1 Policy Adviser

Cabinet Office

1 Policy Adviser

Office for National Statistics

1 Analyst

Published 24 November 2016