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Reoffenders

Home Department written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified in each police force area in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

Data from the performance management arrangements for the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme provides the number of such offenders identified through partnership arrangements in each police force area. The data are provided in the following table. The data cover the three years from January 2005 up to December 2007, and are the most recent data available. These figures rely on the accuracy and completeness of the data provided locally by prolific and priority offender schemes.

Table 1
Police force area 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007
Avon and Somerset 218 225 228
Bedfordshire 116 118 122
Cambridgeshire 92 107 135
Cheshire 180 185 191
City of London 4 11 15
Cleveland 132 145 144
Cumbria 67 68 69
Derbyshire 355 359 357
Devon and Cornwall 359 334 334
Dorset 52 75 62
Durham 57 58 79
Dyfed Powys 92 81 84
Essex 195 167 194
Gloucestershire 100 104 112
Greater Manchester 737 840 1,004
Gwent 77 81 90
Hampshire 210 258 333
Hertfordshire 228 149 142
Humberside 181 212 234
Kent 306 254 278
Lancashire 413 361 427
Leicestershire 338 341 342
Lincolnshire 125 111 195
Merseyside 412 417 336
Metropolitan police 1,090 1,139 1,185
Norfolk 118 93 112
North Wales 136 100 120
North Yorkshire 55 89 122
Northamptonshire 183 259 265
Northumbria 224 219 241
Nottinghamshire 501 497 634
South Wales 186 195 237
South Yorkshire 240 237 265
Staffordshire 157 261 239
Suffolk 160 170 145
Surrey 138 181 149
Sussex 311 309 350
Thames Valley 327 334 330
Warwickshire 71 78 107
West Mercia 154 117 117
West Midlands 708 758 788
West Yorkshire 283 242 243
Wiltshire 80 78 48

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