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Crimes of Violence

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 32652, tabled on 20 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women were found guilty after a trial in (i) Magistrates' Courts and (ii) Crown Courts for violence against the person offences in each of the last five years.

Answered on

26 March 2020

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on convictions in England and Wales, up to December 2018. This information, by sex, court and offence group, can be found in the Prosecutions and Convictions tool, available at:

  • Filter ‘Convicted/ Not convicted’ to ’01: Convicted’.

  • Drag the ‘Offence Group’ variable from the rows field to the filters field and filter to ’01: Violence against the person’.

  • Drag the ‘Court type’ variable to the rows field.

  • Drag the ‘Sex’ variable to the rows field (beneath ‘Court type’).

    Proportions of males and females found guilty can be calculated by dividing the number of male or female offenders by the total (excluding those where sex is not known and companies, public bodies, etc).