The requested information is provided in the following table.
|Total females given custodial sentences, 2005 to 2007|
|Immediate custody||Suspended sentence||Total custodial sentences|
Justice Statistics Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice
This table is also available in Sentencing Statistics 2007, table 2.9. Data are available in the following link
Sentencing Statistics 2008 will be published on
The Government take the issue of women's offending very seriously. On
To take forward this grants project we have committed £15.6 million of new funding over two years, to invest in the provision of additional services in the community for women offenders, who are not a danger to the public, and women at risk of offending. Since then we have agreed in excess of £9 million of the funding to 31 third sector organisations to build capacity of women's community projects and other specialist provision for women in the community; a further £1 million has been used to continue the Together Women Projects in the north west and Yorkshire and Humberside.