Crimes of Violence: Females
Stella Creasy (Walthamstow, Labour)
To ask the Attorney-General what categories of data are recorded in the Crown Prosecution Service Case Management System and associated Management Information System on monitoring the management of offences involving violence against women and girls.
Dominic Grieve (Attorney General; Beaconsfield, Conservative)
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record, through its Case Management System, of defendant proceedings involving offences of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) by way of a series of monitoring flags. These include flags for domestic violence, rape, sexual offences, human trafficking, child abuse, so-called 'honour crime' and forced marriage. It is important to note that the monitoring flags are used for victim care and case management purposes. They are therefore entered at the outset of proceedings and remain on the system for the life of the case regardless of any changes made to the charge or indictment. All Official Statistics for the Criminal Justice System are provided by the Ministry of Justice
In addition, the CPS monitors the volume of offences charged and reaching a first hearing in magistrates courts for offences of harassment, prostitution, female genital mutilation, pornography and obscenity. These data are published annually in the CPS VAWG Crime Report available on the CPS website at