A retrial will only take place when a jury has been unable to reach a verdict or a retrial has been ordered by the Court of Appeal.
Information on the number of retrials in Northern Ireland was not centrally recorded prior to the introduction of a new IT system in October 2006. Consequently, it is not possible to provide the requested information prior to this without incurring disproportionate cost.
The following table details, for Crown court defendants dealt with in Northern Ireland between October 2006 and September 2007, the outcome of those trials which have been retrials.
|Crown court January October 2006 to 30 September 2007|
|Cases dealt with|
|Total number of retrials||4|
|Number of defendants found guilty on re-trial||2|
|Number of defendants found not guilty on re-trial||2|