To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of those offenders sentenced for violence against the person or sexual offences received (a) a custodial sentence and (b) a non-custodial sentence or other disposal in each of the last two years.
The information requested is shown in the following table:
|Number and percentage of offenders sentenced for violence against the person or sexual offences receiving custodial and non-custodial sentences, 2000-07|
|Offenders||Percentage of offenders||Offenders||Percentage of offenders|
|Violence against the person|
|Total number sentenced||41,906||100||42,079||100|
|Total number sentenced||4,932||100||5,054||100|
| Notes: |
1. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.
2. 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, Ministry of Justice
These figures can all be found in table 1.2 of Sentencing Statistics 2007 available at the following link:
These data are based on the principal offence. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence it is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed, where the same sentence has been imposed for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.