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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

Justice written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) pleaded guilty and (b) were found guilty for a second time of each offence listed in Schedule 16 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010.

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

The following table shows the number of people who were convicted for a second time for each offence listed in schedule 16 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, in the years 2008 to 2010. Attempted offences and offences involving aiding, abetting, conspiracy and incitement are classified with the main offence, and have not been separately identified.

We do not hold reliable information on whether or not these offenders pleaded guilty. The figures relate to separate sentencing occasions; where an offender was sentenced on the same occasion for several offences it is the primary offence that has been counted. 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 people who were convicted for a second time for each offence listed in schedule 16 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, in the years 2008 to 2010
Offence 2006 2009 2010
Manslaughter 1
An offence under section 4 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 (soliciting murder)
An offence under section 18 of that Act (wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm) 194 176 188
An offence under section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968 (possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life) 1 1
An offence under section 17(1) of that Act (use of a firearm to resist arrest)
An offence under section 18 of that Act (carrying a firearm with criminal intent) 1 2
An offence of robbery under section 8 of the Theft Act 1968 where, at some time during the commission of the offence, the offender had in his possession a firearm or an imitation firearm within the meaning of the Firearms Act
An offence under section 1 of the Protection of Children Act 1978 (indecent images of children) 70 59 70
An offence under section 56 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (directing terrorist organisation)
An offence under section 57 of that Act (possession of article for terrorist purposes)
An offence under section 59 of that Act (inciting terrorism overseas) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 47 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (use etc of nuclear weapons).
An offence under section 50 of that Act (assisting or inducing certain weapons-related acts overseas)
An offence under section 113 of that Act (use of noxious substance or thing to cause harm or intimidate)
An offence under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (rape)      
An offence under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (rape) 11 9 4
An offence under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (assault by penetration)
An offence under section 4 of that Act (causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 5 of that Act (rape of a child under 13) 1 2
An offence under section 6 of that Act (assault of a child under 13 by penetration)
An offence under section 7 of that Act (sexual assault of a child under 13) 10 3 3
An offence under section 8 of that Act (causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage In sexual activity)
An offence under section 9 of that Act (sexual activity with a child) 6 11 8
An offence under section 10 of that Act (causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity) 1 1
An offence under section 11 of that Act (engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child) 2 3 2
An offence under section 12 of that Act (causing a child to watch a sexual act)
An offence under section 14 of that Act (arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence)
An offence under section 15 of that Act (meeting a child following sexual grooming etc) 1
An offence under section 25 of that Act (sexual activity with a child family member) if the offender is aged 18 or over at the time of the offence
An offence under section 26 of that Act (inciting a child family member to engage in sexual activity) if the offender is aged 18 or over at the time of the offence
An offence under section 30 of that Act (sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder impeding choice) if the offender is liable on conviction on Indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 31 of that Act (causing or inciting a person with a mental disorder to engage in sexual activity) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 34 of that Act (inducement, threat or deception to procure sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 35 of that Act (causing a person with a mental disorder to engage In or agree to engage in sexual activity by inducement etc) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 47 of that Act (paying for sexual services of a child) against a person aged under 16
An offence under section 48 of that Act (causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography)
An offence under section 49 of that Act (controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography)
An offence under section 50 of that Act (arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography)
An offence under section 62 of that Act (committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence) if the offender is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life
An offence under section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult)
An offence under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 (preparation of terrorist acts)
An offence under section 9 of that Act (making or possession of radioactive device or materials)
An offence under section 10 of that Act (misuse of radioactive devices or material and misuse and damage of facilities)
An offence under section 11 of that Act (terrorist threats relating to radioactive devices, materials or facilities)
Murder 2 2
An offence under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (intercourse with a girl under 13) 1
Total 298 266 282

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