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Reoffenders: North Yorkshire

Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Julian Sturdy Julian Sturdy Conservative, York Outer

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate was for prisons in North Yorkshire in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The latest available re-offending rates for prisons in North Yorkshire are provided in Table 1 as published by the Ministry of Justice in the Compendium of Reoffending Statistics and Analysis in November 2010.

Table 1 shows reoffending rates for North Yorkshire prisons (Wealstun and Leeds) in 2007 presented by prison category and prison sentence length (under 12 months and 12 months and over sentences).

The reoffending rates provided have been calculated based on the prison from which an offender was discharged and ignores the time spent at other institutions during that sentence.

The table also shows the average number of previous offences, average number of custodial sentences and the average age of the offenders discharged from North Yorkshire prisons in 2007. This illustrates that different prisons can have populations with a substantially different likelihood of reoffending.

Table 1: Reoffending rates for North Yorkshire prisons 2007
Prison Number of offenders discharged Reoffending rate (%) Average number of previous offences per offender Average number of previous custodial sentences per offender Average age per offender
Under 12 months sentence
Wealstun (Category C) 371 43.4 31.4 3.2 31.6
Leeds (Male local) 810 74.0 56.1 7.5 32.2
Over 12 month sentence
Wealstun (Category C) 388 16.2 25.4 2.9 34.9
Leeds (Male local) 173 50.9 46.1 5.8 33.1

Young offender institution reoffending rates are not included for Northallerton and Wetherby, as the work published to date only considered adult prisons.

More information on the individual prison reoffending rates is available from the Ministry of Justice website:

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