Bar Council media briefing: MoJ statistics

Thursday 28 March 2024

Ministry of Justice statistics  

The latest quarterly Ministry of Justice official statistics on were published today (Thursday 28 March 2024).

Commenting on the data, Sam Townend KC, Chair of the Bar Council, said:

“It is disappointing that there is still no progress made on reducing the backlog in the Crown Court. The Government target remains to reduce the backlog down to 53,000 by the end of November, but this is looking vanishingly unlikely.

“Further investment and support for the justice system is desperately needed. Whilst we acknowledge the money announced in the Government’s Spring Budget, this is nowhere near enough for the courts system to get back to working order.

“The Government should commit to sufficiently funding the legal system to ensure the guilty are convicted, the innocent are set free and most importantly the public are kept safe and have confidence that justice is being done.”

Key aspects of the statistics:

Criminal court stats

Family stats


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