Crime: Prisoners

Home Department written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office), Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of offences recorded by the police in each of the last five years were crimes committed by prisoners whilst in custody.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security)

holding answer 17 September 2008

The information requested is not collected centrally.

The Home Office collects 'recorded crime' data from the police in England and Wales. These data concentrate solely on the numbers of offences which are recorded and detected by the police.

Within this data-set no details are collected on the offender.

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