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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced for offences of 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 requested information is shown as follows:
|Number and percentage of offenders sentenced for violence against the person or sexual offences receiving custodial and non-custodial sentences, 2006-07|
|Violence against the person||Sexual offences|
|Offenders||Percentage of offenders||Offenders||Percentage of offenders||Offenders||Percentage of offenders||Offenders||Percentage of offenders|
|Total number sentenced||41,905||100||42,079||100||4,932||100||5,054||100|
| 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
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice
These figures are also available in the answer I gave the hon. and learned Member on
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 offence the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.