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NCJ Number: 158888 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Statistics England and Wales 1994
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 248
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-10-130102-2
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report on statistics that relate to crime and criminal proceedings in England and Wales for 1994 includes the Abstracts of Police Returns that are presented to Parliament in accordance with the requirements of section 54 of the Police Act of 1964.
Abstract: Three chapters provide detailed statistics on notifiable offenses recorded by the police in England and Wales. The number of notifiable offenses recorded by the police in 1994 was 5.3 million, 5 percent lower than in 1993. This was the second consecutive drop in the annual figures, and in percentage terms, it equalled that of 1988. The majority of crimes were property offenses (burglary, theft, fraud and forgery, criminal damage, and arson), as they accounted for 4.9 million or 93 percent of all crime. The number of clearances dropped in 1994 by less than 1 percent to 1.3 million offenses, Overall, the clearance rate increased from 25 percent in 1993 to 26 percent in 1994. Receipts of cases in magistrates' courts showed little change in 1994, having decreased by approximately 7 percent in 1993. The proportion of defendants, aged 18 or over, proceeded against for indictable offenses who were committed for trial at the Crown Court remained at 20 percent in 1994, decreasing from 24 percent in 1989. Data are provided on offenders cautioned or found guilty, sentencing, the use of police bail and court remand, and criminal history studies based on the offenders index. Extensive tabular and graphic data and appended supplementary statistics and information
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Court statistics; England; Foreign crime statistics; Offense statistics; Sentencing/Sanctions; Wales
Note: Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Home Department by Command of Her Majesty, November 1995. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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