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Time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates' courts archive

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Archive of National Statistics on time intervals for criminal proceedings in magistrates' courts.


The quarterly release presents results from a one-week survey of criminal cases completed in magistrates' courts in England and Wales. It is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

The publication contains estimates of the average time between key milestone dates in a case, broken down by case type and criminal justice area. It is a key source of data on timeliness in the criminal justice system.

March 2007

June 2007

September 2007

December 2007

March 2008

June 2008

September 2008

December 2008

Earlier publications in this series