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Sentencing

Justice written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of those offenders sentenced for violence against the person, sexual offences or robbery received (a) a custodial sentence and (b) a non-custodial sentence or other disposal in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

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

The requested information is contained in table 1.2 of the Ministry of Justice statistical bulletin, "Sentencing Statistics 2006", published 13 December 2007 and in the following table.

The publication is available at the following web address:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/sentencing-stats2006.pdf

Number of persons sentenced( 1) and proportion of total for the offences of violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery, all courts, England and Wales, 1997 to 2006
Number of persons and percentage of total
Offence group Total sentenced Immediate custody Proportion of total sentenced Non-custodial sentence Proportion of total sentenced
1997 Violence against the person 34,537 10,231 29.6 24,306 70.4
Sexual offences 4,468 2,514 56.3 1,954 43.7
Robbery 5,597 4,008 71.6 1,589 28.4
1998 Violence against the person 37,119 11,077 29.8 26,042 70.2
Sexual offences 4,590 2,687 58.5 1,903 41.5
Robbery 5,562 3,962 71.2 1,600 28.8
1999 Violence against the person 35,983 11,038 30.7 24,945 69.3
Sexual offences 4,310 2,615 60.7 1,695 39.3
Robbery 5,652 4,085 72.3 1,567 27.7
2000 Violence against the person 35,533 11,414 32.1 24,119 67.9
Sexual offences 3,941 2,431 61.7 1,510 38.3
Robbery 5,944 4,341 73.0 1,603 27.0
2001 Violence against the person 35,436 11,389 32.1 24,047 67.9
Sexual offences 4,037 2,400 59.5 1,637 40.5
Robbery 6,846 4,775 69.7 2,071 30.3
2002 Violence against the person 37,773 11,792 31.2 25,981 68.8
Sexual offences 4,373 2,562 58.6 1,811 41.4
Robbery 7,731 5,881 76.1 1,850 23.9
2003 Violence against the person 38,031 11,468 30.2 26,563 69.8
Sexual offences 4,333 2,505 57.8 1,828 42.2
Robbery 7,339 5,150 70.2 2,189 29.8
2004 Violence against the person 39,257 12,274 31.3 26,983 68.7
Sexual offences 4,823 2,841 58.9 1,982 41.1
Robbery 7,513 5,063 67.4 2,450 32.6
2005 Violence against the person 40,754 12,842 31.5 27,912 68.5
Sexual offences 4,747 2,701 56.9 2,046 43.1
Robbery 7,139 4,407 61.7 2,732 38.3
2006 Violence against the person 41,905 12,354 29.5 29,551 70.5
Sexual offences 4,932 2,808 56.9 2,124 43.1
Robbery 8,169 4,802 58.8 3,367 41.2
(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.

Note:

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.

Source

OMS, Analytical Services.

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