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NCJ Number: 166545 Find in a Library
Title: Time Intervals for Proceedings in Indictable Cases in Magistrates' Courts: February 1996
Corporate Author: Great Britain Lord Chancellor's Dept
Magistrates' Courts Division
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 9
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: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This bulletin presents the results from the first time- intervals survey of 1996, covering all indictable cases completed in magistrates courts in England and Wales in the third week of February.
Abstract: The survey is one of three conducted in February, June, and October each year that collect information on indictable cases. The survey reports that in February 1996 the average time from date of offense to completion of indictable cases at magistrates' courts was 134 days. This compares with 132 days in February 1995. The average time from offense to charge or summons increased to 46 days in February 1996 from 43 days in February 1995. The average time from charge or summons to first listing also increased to 28 days from 25 days the previous year. The average time from first listing to completion was 60 days in February 1996, down from 64 days in February 1995. The average number of adjournments per case remained unchanged at 2.6 in February 1996 from the same period the previous year. The average length of adjournments, however, fell to 23 days from 25 days in February 1995. The proportion of defendants whose cases were completed on first listing was unchanged at 19 percent from the same period in 1995. 3 figures and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Court case flow; Court delays; England; Magistrates; Wales
Note: Information Bulletin, Issue 2/96, June 1996.
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