Very low rates of guilty pleas

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUCKS: De­fen­dants in the Thames Val­ley po­lice area were among the least likely in Eng­land and Wales to plead guilty when a court case went to trial.

Fig­ures show 13.4 per cent en­tered a guilty plea, ac­cord­ing to statis­tics re­leased after a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion re­quest to the Min­istry of Jus­tice.

Of those who pleaded not guilty in Thames Val­ley, fewer than a quar­ter (24.1 per cent) were later found guilty.

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