Our Reports

HMCPSI has conducted a thematic inspection of CPS’s induction processes for new prosecutors. The Inspectorate found that the CPS has developed and continues to support and deliver a comprehensive legal induction programme.

Published: 01 November 2023

HMCPSI carried out a programme of inspections across all 14 CPS Areas between 2021 and 2022 with a focus on casework quality.

Published: 21 September 2023

This inspection is a follow-up to our 2018 inspection. This report finds that almost half of the written responses from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to complainants, including victims of crime, are inadequate.

Published: 23 August 2023

The illegal drug trading model known as “county lines” has been deployed for many years by criminal gangs. The gangs often exploit vulnerable individuals, including adults and children to distribute drugs to customers, as well as to move and store drugs and money.

Published: 25 July 2023

This report covers our inspection activity for the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

During this period, we completed the CPS Area Inspection programme publishing the final eight inspection reports.

Published: 19 July 2023

This inspection is a follow-up to HMCPSI’s 2019 report on case progression in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). It reviews the SFO’s progress towards implementing the seven recommendations made in that report.

Published: 04 May 2023

Our annual business plan sets out the work we expect to do this year, along with some background on how we chose certain topics as priorities. This year’s business plan focusses on a series of thematic inspections.

Published: 11 April 2023

In England and Wales, an estimated 2.4 million adults experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2022.

Published: 30 March 2023

HMCPSI has published its annual report for 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. This covers all the inspection activity carried out over this period.

Published: 12 December 2022

As part of our Area Inspection Programme, we are assessing all 14 CPS Areas against a consistent inspection framework over a 24-month period.

Published: 10 November 2022