Prosecutions

Attorney General written question – answered on 28th March 2022.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Attorney General, what the (a) total number and (b) proportion of prosecutions of each type of crime in each (i) region and (ii) local justice area of England and Wales is that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn in each of the last five years.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Solicitor-General

The total number and proportion of prosecutions for cases that have stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn, is not publicly available for each crime type by region and local justice area of England and Wales, in the format that has been requested. Figures for victim attrition for all crime by region are included in the local criminal justice scorecards, which can be found at www.criminal-justice-scorecard.justice.gov.uk/.This shows that the percentage of prosecutions that are stopped post-charge because a victim did not provide evidence or has withdrawn ranges from 11% in South West to 26% in North East in Q3 2021.

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