Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions



Statutory Functions

The Director has a number of powers which can be exercised as part of the conduct of prosecution action.  Each year the CDPP reports on the numbers of the following statutory functions:

  • No bill applications
  • Indemnities
  • Private prosecutions
  • Ex-officio indictments
  • Conspiracy consent.

CDPP statutory function statistics for 2017-2018.

Performance Indicators

We also report against the following performance indicators:

  • Prosecutions resulting in a conviction
  • Defendants in defended summary hearings resulting in conviction
  • Defendants in defended committals resulting in a committal order
  • Defendants tried on indictment and convicted
  • Prosecution sentence appeals in summary prosecutions upheld, and
  • Prosecution sentence appeals in a prosecution on indictment upheld.

CDPP performance indicators for 2019-2020.

Prosecution Statistics

We also report the following statistics:

  • Outcomes of successful prosecutions
  • Summary Prosecutions
  • Committals
  • Prosecutions on indictment
  • Prosecution appeals against sentence
  • Defence appeals

CDPP prosecution statistics for 2019-2020.