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Burglary: South West

Question for Attorney General

UIN HL545, tabled on 25 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the conviction rate for burglaries in (1) Gloucestershire, (2) Somerset, (3) Devon, and (4) Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, over the next three years.

Answered on

6 June 2022

Burglary is a terrible crime which can have a long-lasting impact on victims. The CPS is committed to bringing robust prosecutions against offenders who commit the offence of burglary and works with the police to ensure that the strongest possible evidence is put before the court. In 2020-21, the CPS prosecuted 8,703 cases of burglary with a conviction rate of 87.4%. CPS South West, which covers the above regions, had a conviction rate of 91.2%, which is above the national average.

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