National Statistics: Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: December 2017

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The reports present key statistics on activity in the criminal justice system for England and Wales. It provides information for the latest year (2017) with accompanying commentary, analysis and presentation of longer term trends. I nteractive Sankey diagrams (a type of flow diagram, in which the width of the arrows is shown proportionally to the number each represents) presenting information on offending histories and flows through the criminal justice system accompany this bulletin.

Flow of defendants through the Criminal Justice System

Offending histories

Pre-release access

The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:

Ministry of Justice

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice; Minister of State for Justice; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Victims, Youth and Family Justice; Lords spokesperson – Ministry of Justice; 2 Special Advisers; Principal Private Secretary; Deputy Principal Private Secretary; Covering Assistant Private Secretary; 4 Private Secretaries; Deputy Private Secretary; 4 Assistant Private Secretaries; 2 Press Officers; Director of Communications; Permanent Secretary; Director General, Justice Analysis & Offender Policy Group; Director, Analysis and Data Driven Department and Culture Change; Chief Statistician; Director, Offender and Youth Justice Policy; Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group; Deputy Director, Legal Operations – Courts & Tribunals Development Directorate; Deputy Director, Sentencing Policy; Section Head, Criminal Court Policy; 3 Policy Advisors; Policy Official; Deputy Director, Crime; Head of Operational Performance; Director, Family and Criminal Justice Policy.

Home Office

Home Secretary; Permanent Secretary; Director of Crime; Acting Head of Crime and Policing Statistics; Deputy Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Assistant Private Secretary to the HO Permanent Secretary; Private Secretary to the Home Secretary; Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service; Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service; Head of Crime and Policing Statistics.

The Judiciary

Lord Chief Justice; Legal Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice; Assistant Private Secretary to the Lord Chief Justice; Head of the Criminal Justice Team.


Senior Policy Adviser, Office of the Attorney General; Desk officer, Cabinet Office.


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