The available information held by my Department on defendants found guilty of misconduct in public office, from 1996 to 2006, is provided in the following table.
|Number of defendants found guilty of misconduct in public office, England and Wales 1996-2006( 1,2)|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis. |
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete.
However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Data for 2007 will be available in November 2008.