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Prisoners

Justice written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are in custody who have more than (a) 10, (b) 50 and (c) 100 convictions.

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

The following table shows the number of offenders serving an immediate custodial sentence at 30 June 2010 by number of previous convictions. These figures are a further breakdown of table A1.26 in “Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Bulletin—Annual Tables” which was published on 28 April 2011.

These figures have been drawn from the police's administrative IT system, the police national computer, which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. The figures are provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded by the police.

Number of offenders serving an immediate custodial sentence at 30 June 2010 by number of previous convictions
Number of previous convictions Number of offenders
0 to 10 43,376
11 to 50 26,366
51 to 100 442
101 or more 56
Total 70,240

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