Regulation & Government

CPS caseload 50% above pre-pandemic levels

Rape charges have risen by almost 5% over the year, but there were 330 fewer convictions due to the impact of court closures during the first lockdown

The CPS has revealed that its caseload is 50% higher than its pre-pandemic levels at 165,157, although this has reduced from its peak of more than 180,000 live cases last August.

This was revealed in the publication of its full-year statistics for the period between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

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