You asked

Could you please provide the number of convictions for Computer Misuse Act offences between 01 January 2016 and the 19 May 2018.

We said

Thank you for your request relating to the number of convictions for Computer Misuse Act offences, between 2016 and 2018.

We publish crime statistics for England and Wales from two main sources: The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and crimes recorded by the police. We do not produce any statistics relating to sentencing and offenders. Therefore, we are unable to provide any of the information requested.

However, there is some published data that relate to your enquiry which you may be interested in:

  1. A recent, related FOI (111361, April 2017), answered by the Ministry of Justice for “Computer Misuse Act 1990 convictions” (with associated tables), which is available at the following link:

  2. The “Outcomes by offence data tool, produced by Ministry of Justice, which allows you to filter outcomes by offence, including Computer Misuse. Available through the following link:

Further information on offences may be held by the Ministry of Justice, who may be able to help you further with your request. You can contact them at:

If you would like any crime related information in the future, you can email and we will endeavour to help.