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Foreign Nationals: Prisoners

Justice written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals convicted of (a) rape, (b) sexual offences against children, (c) other sexual offences and (d) a violent offence were released from prison after serving custodial sentences of (i) less than one year, (ii) between one and two years, (iii) between two and three years, (iv) between three and four years, (v) between four and five years, (vi) between five and six years, (vii) between six and seven years, (viii) between seven and eight years, (ix) between eight and nine years, (x) between nine and 10 years, (xi) between 10 and 11 years, (xii) between 11 and 12 years, (xiii) between 12 and 15 years, (xiv) between 15 and 20 years and (xv) over 20 years in each of the last 10 years.

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

The following tables show the number of foreign national prisoners released from determinate sentences for (a) rape, (b) other sexual offences, and (c) violence against the person offences, by detailed sentence length band in each year from 2001-10 (except 2009 where the data are not available to this level of detail). From the data held centrally, it is not possible to separately identify those offenders convicted of sexual offences against children; they are included with other sexual offences.

Foreign national prisoners discharged from determinate sentences, rape, other sexual offences and violence against the person, England and Wales, 2001-10
  2001 2002 2003
Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person
Total 50 102 549 44 111 599 35 106 624
Less than one year 0 43 342 0 53 387 1 42 383
1 years to less than 2 years 1 31 78 1 24 90 0 31 106
2 years to less than 3 years 0 11 34 2 11 49 1 13 50
3 years to less than 4 years 2 6 35 3 13 27 1 10 31
4 years to less than 5 years 2 5 12 3 5 11 3 4 22
5 years to less than 6 years 10 2 17 6 3 13 4 2 15
6 years to less than 7 years 12 1 10 6 1 10 4 0 4
7 years to less than 8 years 9 1 9 5 0 2 4 2 5
8 years to less than 9 years 4 1 2 8 1 1 7 2 5
9 years to less than 10 years 2 0 2 3 0 1 3 0 1
10 years to less than 11 years 1 1 3 3 0 3 2 0 1
11 years to less than 12 years 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
12 years to less than 15 years 5 0 3 3 0 5 1 0 1
15 years to less than 20 years 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
20 years to less than life 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2004 2005 2006
Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person
Total 47 103 874 47 103 874 42 115 955
Less than one year 2 49 583 2 49 583 4 59 714
1 years to less than 2 years 3 20 113 3 20 113 2 26 120
2 years to less than 3 years 4 10 61 4 10 61 0 15 40
3 years to less than 4 years 4 10 33 4 10 33 8 7 30
4 years to less than 5 years 1 6 34 1 6 34 3 4 17
5 years to less than 6 years 7 2 19 7 2 19 5 2 15
6 years to less than 7 years 9 1 11 9 1 11 5 1 4
7 years to less than 8 years 6 2 9 6 2 9 2 1 3
8 years to less than 9 years 3 0 4 3 0 4 7 0 8
9 years to less than 10 years 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1
10 years to less than 11 years 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 0 1
11 years to less than 12 years 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
12 years to less than 15 years 5 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 1
15 years to less than 20 years 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1
20 years to less than life 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
  2007 2008 2010
Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person Rape Other sexual offences Violence against the Person
Total 43 102 904 43 133 1,172 90 133 1,313
Less than one year 3 55 699 5 70 914 2 64 975
1 years to less than 2 years 4 21 94 0 26 109 1 19 136
2 years to less than 3 years 2 8 31 0 12 41 1 13 65
3 years to less than 4 years 1 4 24 3 13 26 3 10 47
4 years to less than 5 years 3 12 16 5 4 17 7 13 27
5 years to less than 6 years 8 0 13 6 1 34 15 8 28
6 years to less than 7 years 8 1 9 8 1 12 18 2 6
7 years to less than 8 years 5 0 7 6 6 11 14 2 6
8 years to less than 9 years 1 1 7 4 0 2 12 1 12
9 years to less than 10 years 2 0 2 2 0 1 9 0 4
10 years to less than 11 years 4 0 1 3 0 4 4 1 3
11 years to less than 12 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
12 years to less than 15 years 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
15 years to less than 20 years 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 years to less than life 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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