Offenders: Personal Records
Mark Oaten (Winchester, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) pursuant to the answer of
(2) how many offenders there were on the Offenders Index when it was last updated.
David Hanson (Minister of State, Ministry of Justice; Delyn, Labour)
There were about 8 million offenders on the Offenders Index database in December 2006. The Department no longer uses the Offender Index to provide routine data on reoffending and criminal history. We are currently analysing the final cohort of offenders extracted from the Offenders Index which are based on data up to December 2006. The Department has no plans for a further update but will retain the data after completion and publication of the analysis.