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Prosecutions

Question for Home Office

UIN 51725, tabled on 2 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average the Victims' Right to Review process took to reach a conclusion in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each police area in each of the last five years.

Answered on

23 November 2016

The Police ‘Victims' Right to Review’ scheme is non-statutory and was introduced by the National Police Chiefs’ Council in April 2015 in respect of charging decisions made by the police. It sits alongside the scheme introduced by the Crown Prosecution Service in June 2013 and works in a similar way.

Decisions under the police scheme are operational matters for police forces. As a result, the Home Office does not hold data on the operation of the scheme or issue guidance on its use.

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