Crown Courts: Bradford

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd August 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273758 on Courts, what the average length of time was between first court appearance and trial in Bradford Crown Court in each of the last five years.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Please find attached table providing:

- Average (mean and median) number of days from first listing at the magistrates’ court to main hearing at the Crown Court, for completed Crown Court trial cases at Bradford Crown Court, 2014-2018

Table - Average number of days first listing to main hearing, for completed Crown Court trial cases in England and Wales, 2014 to 2018.

Year

Number of defendants with completed cases

First listing to trial start date (number of days)

Mean

Median

2014

1,347

117

98

2015

1,212

121

106

2016

1,181

135

121

2017

1,071

141

128

2018

940

156

161

Notes

(1) Trial is identified based on the “case type” variable (e.g. case_type =T), this is recorded at the point of receipt into the Crown Court and it is possible that not all cases went on to trial.

(2) Includes cases with an offence to completion time greater than 10 years but excludes a small number of cases with identified data quality issues and breaches.

(3) Includes all criminal cases which have received a verdict and concluded in the specified time period in the Crown Court.

(4) Statistics are sources from linked magistrates’ courts and Crown Court administrative data systems - with a match rate of around 95%.

(5) Only one offence is counted for each defendant in the case. If there is more than one offence per defendant that complete on the same day, a set of validation rules applies to select one offence only and these relate to the longest duration, seriousness and the lowest sequence number of the offence.

(6) Around 95% of defendants have a main hearing date.

(7) A median value of 0 indicates that the case had a first listing and was completed on the same day.

(8) Committal proceedings were abolished nationally on 28 May 2013. Triable either-way cases are now sent rather than committed.

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