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Criminal Justice

Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Bradley Mr Peter Bradley Labour, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time from arrest to court was for (a) persistent young offenders and (b) all offenders in the Wrekin in each year from 1997.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

The information is as follows.

West Mercia—Persistent Young Offenders arrest to sentence West Mercia Time Interval Survey—charge to first listing National figures—Persistent Young Offenders arrest to sentence
1997 155 n/a 141
1998 123 n/a 125
1999 109 30 108
2000 96 32 93
2001 79 28 76
2002 63 25 68
2003 57 24 66


1. We cannot provide "arrest to court" data for Persistent Young Offenders—only arrest to sentence.

2. We cannot provide "arrest to court" for all offenders.

3. The figures for "charge to first listing" come from the Time Interval Surveys. Comparable data for 1997 and 1998 are not available.

4. We cannot provide data for the Wrekin, but we can provide data for West Mercia in which this constituency is situated.

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