To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of trials in the North West resulted in a conviction in each year between 2010 and 2017.
6 November 2018
Figures on convictions are published by defendants prosecuted, rather than trials that result in a conviction. The number of defendants prosecuted, convicted and the conviction ratio in the North West between 2010 and 2017 can be calculated from the Court Outcomes by Police Force Area data tool in the following link:
- To identify the published data that is North West specific, select ‘Cheshire’, ‘Cumbria’, ‘Greater Manchester’, ‘Lancashire’ and ‘Merseyside’ from ‘Police Force Area’.
- For the number of prosecutions, filter ‘Court Type’ by ’02: Magistrates Court’.
- For the number of convictions remove filtering from ‘Court Type’, and select ’01: Convicted’ from ‘Convicted/Not Convicted’.
- To calculate the conviction ratio, divide the number of convictions by the number of prosecutions.
Figures for 2018 are planned for publication in May 2019.