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Convictions: York

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted at York (a) magistrates court and (b) Crown court in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest 12 months for which figures are available; and what the average time taken between charging and sentence for people convicted at each court was in each such period. (322125)

The number persons found guilty at York magistrates court and York Crown court in 1997 and 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table.

Court data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010.

The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings database cannot identify the time taken between charge and sentence.

Number of persons found guilty at York magistrates' court and York Crown court for all offences, 1997 and 20081,2

Court

Found guilty

York petty sessional area3

1997

3,714

2008

2,831

York Crown Court

1997

480

2008

535

1 The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used

3 Includes the Adult and youth Court

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services in the Ministry of Justice