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Figures on previous criminal histories for those receiving out-of-court disposals are limited to cautions (including reprimands and warnings for juveniles) and convictions.
The following table shows offenders receiving a reprimand, warning or caution in 2010 by number of previous convictions and cautions.
These figures relate to separate cautioning occasions; where an offender was cautioned on the same occasion for several offences it is the details of the primary offence that have been presented. 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.
|Offenders receiving a reprimand, warning or caution by age group and number of previous convictions and cautions in 2010|
|England and Wales||Number and percentage|
|Number of previous convictions/cautions|
These figures cover offenders cautioned for indictable offences and certain summary offences that are recorded by the police (they exclude a range of less serious summary offences such as television licence evasion, speeding and vehicle tax offences).