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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged to date under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a separate record of the number of people charged and prosecuted for stalking under sections (a) 2A and (b) 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 who could not have been charged for harassment using sections (i) 2 and (ii) 4.</p><p> </p><p>The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 does not provide a definitive list of behaviors that would allow for a prosecution for either harassment or stalking and CPS prosecutors determine the most appropriate charges in any given prosecution based on the facts of the case.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:09:19.207728Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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549
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
99762
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many requests for pre-charge decisions the Crown Prosecution Service received from the police with regard to cases of downloading indecent images of children in each of the last five years; and how many of those were prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211048 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not keep a central electronic record of the charges considered by prosecutors following a request for a pre-charge decision (PCD) by the police. To identify the number of PCDs in which a charge relating to the downloading of indecent images of children was considered would require a manual exercise to review individual PCD files which would attract a disproportionate cost. For the same reason, it is not possible to provide data related to the grounds for declining to prosecute PCD referrals involving allegations of downloaded indecent images.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211049 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.6965594Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.6965594Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
99763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of downloaded indecent images of children the Crown Prosecution Service declined to prosecute on the grounds of (a) failure to pass the evidential threshold and (b) a prosecution was not considered in the public interest in the last financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211049 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not keep a central electronic record of the charges considered by prosecutors following a request for a pre-charge decision (PCD) by the police. To identify the number of PCDs in which a charge relating to the downloading of indecent images of children was considered would require a manual exercise to review individual PCD files which would attract a disproportionate cost. For the same reason, it is not possible to provide data related to the grounds for declining to prosecute PCD referrals involving allegations of downloaded indecent images.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211048 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.7903525Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.7903525Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
99764
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions there have been between the Director of Public Prosecutions and the head of the National Crime Agency about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice; and what the conclusions of those discussions were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211050 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Director of Public Prosecutions has regular bilateral meetings with the Director General of the National Crime Agency. There have been no recent discussions about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is currently working with the police to roll out nationally the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID). The introduction of the CAID will allow the police and CPS to identify and prosecute more perpetrators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Z
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4106
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
99765
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Protection from Harassment Act 1997 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, in respect of how many alleged offences under section 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 proceedings are currently active in magistrates' and Crown courts in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211141 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of people charged and prosecuted, however it is not possible to identify the numbers of individuals prosecuted for offences charged under specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are only held for the number of offences charged under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in cases finalised by the CPS. It is not possible to identify the number of currently active proceedings in the courts involving charges under any specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record of the number of offences charged, not defendants prosecuted, under sections 2A and 4A of the 1997 Act. A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences.</p><p>The attached tables detail the number of offences charged under S.4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and S.4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) by each police force in England and Wales, and the number of offences charged under 2A(1) of the 1997 Act by each police force in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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211143 more like this
211144 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.2721265Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.2721265Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property file name Protection from Harassment Act 1997 data tables.docx more like this
star this property title Tables: harassment offences charged by CPS more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Protection from Harassment Act 1997 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many Crown Prosecution lawyers have been trained to deal with offences of stalking under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each Crown Prosecution Service area; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211142 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has developed two online e-Learning courses on all types of stalking. The “Cyber Crime: Cyber Stalking” course includes cyber stalking, non-cyber stalking and harassment. The “Stalking and Harassment” course (which was released in April 2014) deals specifically with stalking and harassment offences. The CPS maintains a central record of the number of prosecutors who have been trained to deal with stalking and harassment offences by way of the e-Learning courses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The data covers the period 1 November 2012 (the month when the Cyber Stalking e-Learning module was revised to include the new stalking offences) to 21 October 2014 and is in relation to solicitors and barristers with practising certificates. The data includes only those lawyers who have completed all elements of either the Cyber Stalking or Stalking and harassment e-Learning courses.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The numbers of staff who have completed the training are lower than those given in answers to previous Parliamentary Questions as a result of staff moves, career breaks and departures in the wider context of a reducing staff headcount. The CPS continues to train staff to deal with stalking and harassment offences on an ongoing basis.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:50:29.0790804Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:50:29.0790804Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
99767
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Protection from Harassment Act 1997 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been (a) charged and (b) prosecuted under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211143 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of people charged and prosecuted, however it is not possible to identify the numbers of individuals prosecuted for offences charged under specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are only held for the number of offences charged under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in cases finalised by the CPS. It is not possible to identify the number of currently active proceedings in the courts involving charges under any specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record of the number of offences charged, not defendants prosecuted, under sections 2A and 4A of the 1997 Act. A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences.</p><p>The attached tables detail the number of offences charged under S.4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and S.4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) by each police force in England and Wales, and the number of offences charged under 2A(1) of the 1997 Act by each police force in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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211141 more like this
211144 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.4731699Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.4731699Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property file name Protection from Harassment Act 1997 data tables.docx more like this
star this property title Tables: harassment offences charged by CPS more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
99768
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Protection from Harassment Act 1997 more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people have been charged under (a) section 2A and (b) section 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each police force in England and Wales since those sections came into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211144 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of people charged and prosecuted, however it is not possible to identify the numbers of individuals prosecuted for offences charged under specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are only held for the number of offences charged under sections 2A and 4A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in cases finalised by the CPS. It is not possible to identify the number of currently active proceedings in the courts involving charges under any specific pieces of legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS maintains a central record of the number of offences charged, not defendants prosecuted, under sections 2A and 4A of the 1997 Act. A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences.</p><p>The attached tables detail the number of offences charged under S.4A(1)(a)(b)(i) and S.4A(1)(a)(b)(ii) by each police force in England and Wales, and the number of offences charged under 2A(1) of the 1997 Act by each police force in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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211141 more like this
211143 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.6014681Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:59:18.6014681Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property file name Protection from Harassment Act 1997 data tables.docx more like this
star this property title Tables: harassment offences charged by CPS more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many referrals were made about child abuse to the Crown Prosecution Service by the police in each of the last five years; and how many such cases resulted in subsequent (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 210322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of cases of child abuse, referred for a pre-charge decision or prosecuted, by way of a monitoring flag.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS definition of child abuse covers any case where the victim was under 18 years of age at the time of the offence and includes physical, emotional and sexual criminal offences, as well as neglect of a child and Non-recent child abuse where the victim is now an adult. It includes allegations or crimes perpetrated by both adults and under 18s. The data is accurate only to the extent that the flag has been correctly applied.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>During each of the last five years the number of pre-charge decisions made against suspects alleged to have committed offences involving child abuse is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Pre-Charge Decisions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>12,691</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>13,015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>11,610</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>9,379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>11,187</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the same period, the number of defendants prosecuted and convicted, in cases flagged as child abuse is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Prosecuted</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Convictions</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Convictions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p>8,079</p></td><td><p>6,043</p></td><td><p>74.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p>9,235</p></td><td><p>6,855</p></td><td><p>74.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p>8,581</p></td><td><p>6,444</p></td><td><p>75.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p>7,558</p></td><td><p>5,755</p></td><td><p>76.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p>7,998</p></td><td><p>6,096</p></td><td><p>76.2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This information is available within the CPS’s annual ‘Violence against Women and Girls Report 2013-14’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T09:10:38.5241326Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T09:10:38.5241326Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
93074
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Freezing Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what value of asset freezing orders were applied for by the CPS in each of the last eight years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 210507 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-20T15:38:54.5633773Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-20T15:38:54.5633773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this