HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c393W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what(a) number and (b) percentage of criminal prosecutions resulted in a conviction in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [29640]

Mr. Keith Bradley

The following table provides the available information, extracted from the Home Office Court Proceedings Database, which relates to the number of defendants proceeded against and those found guilty in each of the years 1996 to 2000 in England and Wales.

Statistics for 2001 are not yet available.

Defendants proceeded against and those found guilty of all offences, 1996 to 2000—England and Wales
Defendants proceeded against Defendants convicted Percentage convicted
1996 1,919,494 1,438,027 75
1997 1,855,333 1,385,822 75
1998 1,951,915 1,469,734 75
1999 1,881,765 1,408,461 75
2000 1,904,677 1,423,702 75

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