The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for assault on a constable, by sentence breakdown, in England and Wales in 2010 and 2011 can be viewed in the table.
|Number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts, for assault on a constable, by sentence breakdown, England and Wales, 2010 and 2011(1, 2)|
|Proceeded against||Found guilty||Sentenced(3)||Absolute discharge||Conditional discharge||Fine||Community sentence||Suspended sentence||Immediate custody||Otherwise dealt with(4)|
|(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (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. (3) The number of offenders sentenced can differ from those found guilty as it may be the case that a defendant found guilty in a particular year, and committed for sentence at the Crown court, may be sentenced in the following year. (4) The category Otherwise dealt with includes: one day in police cells; disqualification order; restraining order; confiscation order; travel restriction order; disqualification from driving; and other miscellaneous disposals. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.|