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Criminal Cases Review Commission

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL7791, tabled on 20 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications the Criminal Cases Review Commission has received since its creation that subsequently succeeded on appeal.

Answered on

5 May 2016

Since its creation in 1997 the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) had referred 619 cases, to the relevant court, by 31 March 2016. As at 31 March 2016 596 of the referrals had been heard by the court. 406 Appeals have been allowed, 178 have been dismissed and 12 have been abandoned.

This information can also be located in the published CCRC annual report.