Contempt of Court (21111_18)

Request

Between 1 January 2008 and 1 November 2018, how many cases were referred to you by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals/Director of Public Prosecutions for a police investigation in relation to a potential offence  under the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and/or S.20D – S.20G of the Juries Act 1974 ?

Of those cases referred to you between 1 January 2008 and 1 November 2018, in how many cases was the suspect interviewed under caution?

Of those cases referred to you between 1 January 2008 and 1 November 2018, how many defendants were charged with an offence under the Contempt of Court Act 1981 or the Juries Act 1974?

Of those cases in which charges were brought, how many of the defendant’s were convicted of an offence under the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and or Juries Act 1974).

If the information is available, I should be grateful if you would please confirm the following:

¿          Of those cases referred to you between 1 January 2008  and 1 November 2018, what was the nature of the allegation i.e. internet research, racial bias

Response

Please find attached our response

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

 

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 a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

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