Vagrancy Act 1824: Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Attorney General, how many charges have been brought under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Solicitor-General

The data provided below shows the total number of offences in which a prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service commenced at magistrates’ courts under the Vagrancy Act 1824 and associated legislation.

Total Charges under the 1824 Vagrancy Act and associated legislation

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

3686

3119

2660

3732

3850

2958

2249

1845

2146

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information Systems

The figures relate to the number of offences and not the number of individual defendants. An individual defendant may be charged with more than one offence.

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