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NCJ Number: 156087 Find in a Library
Title: Time Intervals for Proceedings in Indictable Cases in Magistrates' Courts: February 1995
Corporate Author: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
Magistrates' Courts Division
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
London, SW1E 6QW, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
Magistrates' Courts Division
4th Floor, Selborne House
54-60 Victoria Street
London, SW1E 6QW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents findings of the February 1995 survey of the time intervals from the date of the indictable offense to the completion of processing in magistrates' courts in England and Wales; the data were gathered during one week in February.
Abstract: Results revealed that the average time interval was 132 days, compared with 129 days in February 1994. An increase in the average first listing to completion time made up the largest part of the change; this stage increased from 62 days in 1994 to 64 days in 1995. The average time from the offense to charge or summons increased from 42 days in 1994 to 43 days in 1995. The average time from charge or summons to the first listing remained unchanged at 25 days. The average number of adjournments in indictable cases increased from 2.4 to 2.6; the average length of adjournments remained at 25 days. The percentage of defendants whose cases were completed on the first listing decreased from 21 percent to 19 percent. Figures, tables, methodological notes, and list of sources of further information
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Case processing; Court delays; England; Foreign courts; Wales
Note: Lord Chancellor's Department Information Bulletin, Issue 1/95.
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