Imprisonment of Offenders

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Under this Government, over the past nine years, sentences for violent crime have gone up. For knife crime in particular, the chances of a custodial sentence have increased and the length of the custodial sentence has increased.