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Crimes Against the Person: Bail

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people charged with common assault have been granted bail before conviction in Magistrates' Courts in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The proportion of offenders convicted at magistrates’ courts for offences of common assault and battery who were bailed prior to their conviction in England and Wales from 2005 to 2015 can be viewed in the table. Pre-conviction remand status information is not available for years prior to 2013.

A breakdown of pre-conviction remand status for offenders convicted at magistrates’ courts prior to 2013 cannot be provided without disproportionate cost because the data held centrally for earlier years is estimated and cannot be used to separately identify pre-conviction remand status.

Court proceedings data for 2016 are planned for publication in summer 2017.

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