Re-offenders: Bexley

Justice written question – answered on 28th February 2008.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders are believed to have re-offended while on probation in Bexley in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The National Statistics relating to re-offending do not presently include a local authority level breakdown. Figures for proven re-offending within two years by adults released from prison or starting a community sentence have been published for 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The most recent data was published in the 2007 report, "Re-offending of adults: Results from the 2004 cohort" which is available online at:

We have developed more timely area-based management information on a different basis from the National Statistics. These show for each of the 42 probation areas, the proportion of those on the probation caseload who re-offend within three months and are convicted within six months of the end of every quarter. These experimental statistics are circulated to probation areas four times a year.

From April 2008 onwards, we will be providing further management information on re-offending at the level of local area agreements.

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Ian Seale
Posted on 29 Feb 2008 12:23 pm (Report this annotation)

It staggers me that having structured parliament around constituency representatives, information is not made available at constituency level.