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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.
The requested information is contained in table 1.2 of the Ministry of Justice statistical bulletin, "Sentencing Statistics 2006", published
The publication is available at the following web address:
|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|
|1998||Violence against the person||37,119||11,077||29.8||26,042||70.2|
|1999||Violence against the person||35,983||11,038||30.7||24,945||69.3|
|2000||Violence against the person||35,533||11,414||32.1||24,119||67.9|
|2001||Violence against the person||35,436||11,389||32.1||24,047||67.9|
|2002||Violence against the person||37,773||11,792||31.2||25,981||68.8|
|2003||Violence against the person||38,031||11,468||30.2||26,563||69.8|
|2004||Violence against the person||39,257||12,274||31.3||26,983||68.7|
|2005||Violence against the person||40,754||12,842||31.5||27,912||68.5|
|2006||Violence against the person||41,905||12,354||29.5||29,551||70.5|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis. |
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.
OMS, Analytical Services.