Inside the courts: what happens to defendants, visualised – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2011 in criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“The criminal justice system of England and Wales sentenced over two million people in the twelve months to June this year. So, what happened to them in the courts? Thanks to the huge Ministry of Justice data releases of last week, we can now show how many people go through each leg of the system, from first appearance in magistrates’ court to sentencing in Crown court. This is the solar system of criminal justice. Click the circles below to see how it works.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2011