To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of remand prisoners acquitted of the offences for which they were remanded in the year 2016-17.
18 September 2017
The latest currently available data on court remand covers the 2016 calendar year. Of the 345,897 defendants who were prosecuted and subsequently not convicted at magistrates’ courts, approximately 9% (32,238) had been remanded in custody at some point during those proceedings.
Of the 37,606 defendants who were subsequently not convicted at the Crown Court, approximately 17% (6,524) had been remanded in custody at some point during those proceedings.
Those defendants included as not convicted include those who were not proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and those who were not tried at the Crown Court due to the proceedings terminating early, for example due to the defendant dying before the court appearance date.