This bulletin presents key statistics in relation to the prosecution of sexual offences, including caseloads and prosecutorial decisions. It also includes data on the outcomes of prosecutions at court involving these offences.
The report provides information for the 2018/19 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) and includes comparisons for the equivalent period in 2017/18. Where appropriate, detailed notes have been provided which give an explanation of the relevant PPS processes and procedures.