Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

Attorney General written question – answered on 26th May 2022.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in ensuring access to justice for the victims of crime.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Solicitor-General

In 2021, the CPS prosecuted: 69 alleged terrorists of which 63 were convicted. Over 19,000 alleged violent crimes, with a conviction rate of over 75%. Over 10,000 hate crimes, nearly 11,000 domestic abuse crimes and in that same year the Government introduced a Victims Code to ensure that victims are placed at the heart of the criminal justice system and that their voices are heard.

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