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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rates have been of people convicted of household burglary over the last five years.
Table 1 shows the number of offenders in England and Wales who were convicted of household burglary and either released from custody or received a non-custodial conviction at court in each of the years 2005 to 2009 (the latest calendar year available). The re-offending rates for these offenders, i.e. the proportion that committed a proven reoffence within a one-year follow-up period is also shown. Reoffending rates for 2010 will be published on
|Table l: Re-offending rate of offenders who were convicted of household burglary(1) and released from custody or received a non-custodial conviction at court in 2005-09|
|Number of offenders||Proportion of offenders who re-offend (%)|
|(1) Includes offences under sections 9 and 10 of the Theft Act 1968: Burglary in a dwelling with intent to commit an offence; Burglary in a dwelling with violence or the threat of violence; Other burglary in a dwelling; Aggravated burglary in a dwelling (including attempts).|
Proven reoffending is defined as any offence committed in a one-year follow-up period and receiving a court conviction, caution, reprimand or warning in the one- year follow-up. Following this one-year period, a further six-month waiting period is allowed for cases to progress through the courts.