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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 set out legislation designed to make public organisations and Governmental departments more open and accountable. It states that the following information should be made available to the general public:

  • how public organisations make decisions
  • the way they carry out their duties
  • how they spend public money.

The Freedom of Information Act came into force in January 2005.

Freedom of Information Releases 2009


January

  1. Number of offences recorded in 2008 for Dorset under section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1998 (Knife Crime)

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February

  1. Information about the disability hate crime cases reported in the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) Hate Crime Report 2007/08
  2. Information about the CPS’s ICT expenditure for 2007/08
  3. Figures in relation to recruitment process through the Legal Trainee Scheme 2009
  4. Figures for conviction rates for rape and sexual offences in Warrington for 2006-08
  5. Information about the recruitment process through the Legal Trainee Scheme 2009
  6. Number of offences reaching a hearing in Magistrates Courts for 2007/08
  7. Information about prosecutions for the offence of rape between 1 August 2008 and 31 January 2009 referred by Plymouth BCU to the CPS

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March

  1. Information about money laundering and asset recovery work by the CPS
  2. Statistics regarding anonymity orders requested by the CPS pre- and post- the CJ Witness Anonymity Act 2008
  3. Number of charged offences reaching a Magistrates's Court in the last five years under section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959
  4. Domestic Violence Statistics 2007/08 for Essex, Devon & Cornwall, Hertfordshire and Avon & Somerset
  5. Statistics relating to overturned convictions and collapsed cases in Lincolnshire in the last 12 months
  6. Information about CPS hate crime statistics for North Wales, South Wales, Dyfed Powys and Gwent between 2005-09
  7. Prosecution statistics
  8. CPS prosecutions dropped between 2005-08 due to non-attendance of a police witness
  9. Data on animal welfare prosecutions

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April

  1. Advertising amount spent by CPS Devon & Cornwall for the Cornwall Pride Guide in April 2008
  2. Domestic violence statistics relating to non-molestation orders
  3. Prosecution data for Peterborough Court relating to burglary
  4. Prosecution data for West Midlands (and national)
  5. External counsel spend for CPS West Midlands
  6. The identity of CPS's counsel in the Damian Green/Chris Galley case along with the cost of external legal advice

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May

  1. Travel & Subsistence statistics for CPS staff for the last two years between York and London
  2. CPS London staff attendance on 2 February 2009
  3. Interpreter/translation costs
  4. Statistics relating to the Legal Trainee Scheme
  5. Money spent on expert witnesses in the last five years
  6. Money paid to expert witnesses: Professor Rupert Risdon, Dr Neil Stoodley, Dr Al-Sarraj, Dr P Richards, Dr Pollard and Dr M Pike
  7. Bigamy statistics
  8. Volume and proportion of cases discontinued or withdrawn at court for 2008

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June

  1. Witness anonymity figures
  2. Rape statistics
  3. Costs of lawyers and number of half day sessions
  4. Information about the CPS recruitment assessment process
  5. The total number of children under 18 who were convicted in the South Wales Police or Gwent force areas in the last year
  6. The total cost of the prosecution of R v Martin Jahnke
  7. Total prosecutions between 2006-08

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July

  1. Number of offences that reached a hearing under sections 18 and 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861
  2. Request for domestic violence figures of female violence against men and men perpetrating violence against women including convictions
  3. Disability Staff Network Business Plan 2008/09
  4. National Black Crown Prosecution Association Business Plan 2008/09
  5. Flagged rape cases referred by the police to the CPS for 2007/08 and 2008/09
  6. CPS staff figures
  7. Cases currently being prosecuted by the Fraud Prosectuion Service
  8. Total amounts paid by CPS South Wales and Wales Complex Casework Unit to self employed barristers between 2004-09
  9. Statistical data identifying the number of complaints in relation to ethnic origin

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August

  1. A list of Serious Crime Prevention Orders made under the Serious Crime Act 2007 by the Organised Crime Division of the CPS
  2. Details of the number of times the CPS had contact with Government ministers

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September

  1. Figures regarding CPS staff absences due to long term sick leave and gardening leave between 2006-09
  2. Data showing domestic violence prosecutions divided by gender of the defendant for CPS Norfolk between 2005-09
  3. A list of prosecutions by the CPS in relation to investigations conducted by the National Squad and SOCA
  4. Information relating to training/exercise courses for senior management
  5. Total CPS expenditure on its website in 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, and 08/09
  6. Information regarding Casework Assistant vacancy (ref: WYOR1061)

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October

Release 56 dated 05/10/09

The number of offences reaching a first hearing at Magistrates's Courts under sections 68(1) and (3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and section 7(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 in 2008

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Release 57 dated 12/10/09

The number of offences charged and reaching a first hearing in Magistrates's Courts under sections 68(1) and (3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 and under section 7(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 in 2007

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Release 58 dated 12/10/09

The number of offences reaching a first hearing at Magistrates's Courts under the Child Abduction Act 1984 between 2005-08

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Release 59 dated 13/10/09

The cost of long term sickness absence for the CPS between 2006-09

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Release 60 dated 13/10/09

Number of offences reaching a first hearing at Magistrates's Court for offences under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 between 2005 and September 2009

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Release 61 dated 13/10/09

Information regarding overpayments made to CPS staff since April 2008

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November

Release 62 dated 09/11/09

CPS Area statistics on completed case outcomes between 2006-09 and CPS London statistics on completed case outcomes between 2006-09

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Release 63 dated 12/11/09

The number of offences reaching a first hearing under section 44 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 between 2007 and September 2009

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Release 64 dated 17/11/09

The number of offences charged and reaching a first hearing in Magistrates's Courts under Section 13(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 between 2005-09

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Release 65 dated 18/11/09

Statistics for completed case outcomes for CPS nationally and CPS Nottinghamshire between 2006-09

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Release 66 dated 26/11/09

Number of offences charged and reaching a hearing in Magistrates's Courts under the Communications Act 2003 and the Malicious Communications Act 1988

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December

Release 67 dated 08/12/09

The CPS's response to the Government consultation on 'Keeping the Right People on the DNA Database'

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Release 68 dated 16/12/09

Information relating to CPS prosecution costs in 2009/10

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Release 69 dated 21/12/09

CPS figures for purchasing Certified Emission Reductions (CER's) between 2006-09

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Release 70 dated 22/12/09

Editions of the Director's Guidance on Charging

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Release 71 dated 07/12/09

Data on the figures for asset recovery in CPS Lancashire including Confiscation Orders granted and annual targets

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Release 72 dated 09/12/09

Annual costs incurred by the Counter Terrorism Division over the last three financial years

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Release 73 dated 02/12/09

Statistics on the pre-charge, plea and trial for the possession and supply of controlled substances in Bradford over the past three years

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