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Crimes of Violence: Reoffenders

Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Attorney General, Shadow Secretary of State

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were charged with each category of violent offence whilst under supervision by the Probation Service in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The available information is shown in the table. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) holds statistical information on the number of offenders charged with serious further violent offences while under probation supervision. However, this does not include all types of violent offence.

The table contains data on the number of offenders, managed by the National Probation Service for England and Wales, who were charged with certain violent offences, where there was a requirement initially to notify NOMS, in line with Serious Further Offence Probation Circulars 06/2006 and 41/2006.

Data is only held for 2006-07 onwards. Data for 2008-09 will be published in the annual Offender Management Caseload Statistics (OMCS), which is scheduled for publication on 31 July. This will also include those offenders who were notified to NOMS, in line with the Serious Further Offence Probation Circular 22/2008 which took effect on 1 December 2008. OMCS provide the offence breakdown by conviction rather than charge, where notified cases have proceeded to a review. I will write to the hon. Member with an updated table, once OMCS are published, showing the number of offenders who were charged with serious violent offences for 2008-09.

Serious further offence breakdown of all cases notified to NOMS PPU between 1 April 2006 and 30 September 2008
England and Wales notifications
Serious violent offence description 2006-07 2007-08 1 April 2008 to 30 September 2008
Aggravated burglary (section 10 of the Theft Act 1968) 26 75
Aggravated theft 75 59
Aggravated vehicle-taking involving an accident which caused the death of any person (Section 12A of the Theft Act 1968) 1
Arson (section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971) 90 93 42
Attempt to cause explosion, or making or keeping explosive with intent to endanger life or property (section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883) 1
Attempt to commit murder or a conspiracy to commit murder 47 62 21
Attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle in order to commit or assist in committing an indictable offence (section 21 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861) 1
Burglary with intent to: (a) inflict grievous bodily harm on a person or (b) do unlawful damage to a building or anything in it. (section 9 of the Theft Act 1968) 11 17
Carrying a firearm with criminal intent (section 18 of the Firearms Act 1968) 2 1
Causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult, also called 'familial homicide' (Section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004)
Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs (section 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988) 1 2 2
Causing death by dangerous driving (section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988) 14 8 6
Destroying or damaging property other than an offence of arson (section 1 (2) of the Criminal Damage Act 1971) 1
False imprisonment 56 60 35
Kidnapping 65 76 39
Manslaughter 7 9 4
Murder 129 107 64
Other explosives offences 2
Other offences against the person 22 15 1
Other serious violent offence 92 65 5
Possession of firearm at time of committing or being arrested for offence specified in Schedule 1 to that Act (section 17(2) of the Firearms Act 1968) 5 10
Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life (section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968) 4 20
Robbery or assault with intent to rob (section 8 of the Theft Act 1968) 1 11 18
Use of firearm to resist arrest (section 17(1) of the Firearms Act 1968)
Serious firearms offences (SFO) 55 96
Soliciting murder (section 4 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861) 1
Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (section 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861) 454 567 352
Total 1,110 1,280 715

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