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Performance management and case outcomes

These pages provide information on how well the CPS has performed across a range of key areas of responsibility. You will also find information on the outcomes of criminal cases nationally and locally, across a range of crime types.

CPS Quarterly Data Summaries

From January 2020, the CPS has published quarterly bulletins of data tables and summaries of main trends as part of the CPS’s ongoing commitment to transparency on prosecution performance. The bulletins contain performance information relating to overall prosecution figures and police referrals as well as charging rates in a range of offence types including domestic abuse, rape flagged offences, hate crime and child sexual abuse.

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CPS case outcomes by principal offence

This report contains a monthly analysis of the outcome of CPS proceedings in magistrates' courts and in the Crown Court by principal offence category.

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Key Measures Data

Key performance measures across a range of business areas including conviction rates, cases dropped, hate crime and sickness absence.

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Joint Enterprise Data

This information focuses on all murder related cases involving multiple defendants in the 'Homicide' category of cases recorded by the CPS for the years 2012 and 2013.

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Quarterly Departmental Sickness Absence Statistics

In common with other Civil Service Departments, the Crown Prosecution Service provides quarterly reports to the Cabinet Office on sickness absence levels in the Department.

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CPS Website Data

This information provides traffic, spend and usability statistics for the CPS website,

Published annually.

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Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 agreements

Letters from the DPP to the Attorney General outlining the number of agreements made under sections 71 to 74 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Written and published annually.

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CPS decision-making and defendant characteristics

Data based on CPS management information for defendants, including age, gender and ethnic background.

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Assisted Suicide

We publish regularly updated figures on cases where assisted suicide is considered as a possible factor in someone's death.

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