Attorney General written question – answered on 14th September 2016.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Attorney General, what the average time from arrest to charge in each category of offence was in the latest year for which information is available.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not hold this information. Individual police forces may report on average arrest to charge statistics but this information is not held by the CPS. Furthermore, many cases are charged by the police directly or by other bodies, and never come to the CPS.

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