To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders convicted of (a) burglary, (b) aggravated bodily harm, (c) robbery, (d) supplying heroin, (e) grievous bodily harm, (f) theft from the person and (g) receiving stolen goods received non-custodial sentences in each year since 1999.
The information requested is contained in the following table; 2006 data will be available in the autumn.
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
|Offenders( 1) sentenced to non-custodial sentences( 2) for various offences, England and Wales|
|Percentage of all sentenced||50.6||48.3||49.0||49.0||52.9||54.8||56.0|
|Assaults occasioning actual bodily harm(3)|
|Percentage of all sentenced||74.1||72.4||71.2||72.9||73.6||71.8||68.1|
|Percentage of all sentenced||27.1||26.4||29.8||23.6||29.4||32.2||37.4|
|Percentage of all sentenced||15.0||14.4||15.7||14.8||18.5||17.5||24.1|
|Wounding etc with intent to do grievous bodily harm|
|Percentage of all sentenced||8.5||8.2||9.2||9.2||7.9||8.2||8.1|
|Wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm(3)|
|Percentage of all sentenced||47.0||44.3||41.9||44.2||46.4||44.0||43.2|
|Theft from the person|
|Percentage of all sentenced||65.1||62.7||66.7||65.2||66.8||67.4||68.8|
|Receiving stolen goods|
|Percentage of all sentenced||77.2||76.4||76.8||75.8||76.8||77.6||78.0|
|(1) Principal offence basis. |
(2) Absolute and conditional discharge, fine, community sentence and otherwise dealt with (but excluding suspended sentence).
(3) Including racially and religiously aggravated offences.
(4) Including offences of possession with intent to supply.
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.