Reoffenders

Justice written question – answered at on 25 April 2013.

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Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price Conservative, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many offences in each probation trust area were committed by people who originally received sentences for (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) violence against a person, (d) burglary, (e) sexual offence against a minor, (f) theft and (g) criminal damage to property in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11;

(2) how many offences were committed by people in each probation trust on licence for (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) violence against a person, (d) burglary, (e) sexual offence against a minor, (f) criminal damage to property and (g) kidnap in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

It is not possible to accurately count the number of offences committed by offenders who have previously been convicted of different types of offence as not all offences are reported to the police and result in an offender being sanctioned.

The figures in Table 1 as follows therefore present the numbers of cautions or convictions given to these offenders for offences committed in each probation trust area over 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Please note offence class as presented in the table is the offence the offenders have previously been convicted of and not their present offence. It is not possible to split 'criminal damage' to show 'criminal damage to property' separately, so data for the whole 'criminal damage' offence class is provided.

It is not possible to provide the equivalent information to Table 1 showing only those offences committed while the offender was on licence. However we do have information on proven reoffending in the 12 months following release for those released from custody on licence.

Table 2 as follows shows, for each probation trust, the number of proven reoffences committed during a one year follow up period by adult offenders who were released on licence from custodial sentences for the requested offences in 2009 and 2010. Prior to 2010-11, figures are only available by calendar year so in order to make a direct comparison, figures for 2009 and 2010 have been provided. Not all offenders are supervised by probation for 12 months following release from custody and therefore not all reoffences in Table 2 occurred while under probation supervision.

A proven reoffence 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.

It is not possible to split “criminal damage” to show “criminal damage to property” so the whole 'criminal damage' offence class is provided.

Table 1: Number of cautions or convictions given to offenders who had previously committed an offence (offence class) by probation trust areas in England and Wales, 2009-10 and 2010-11
Probation trust area Offence class (previous) 2009-10(1) 2010-11(1)
Avon and Somerset Probation Trust Burglary 6,011 5,821
  Criminal damage 9,694 9,627
  Murder 11 10
  Rape 82 84
  Sexual offence against a minor 338 282
  Theft and handling stolen goods 16,796 16,827
  Violence against the person 10,907 10,632
       
Bedfordshire Probation Trust Burglary 1,957 1,668
  Criminal damage 2,691 2,391
  Murder 1 3
  Rape 38 69
  Sexual offence against a minor 77 71
  Theft and handling stolen goods 5,881 5,295
  Violence against the person 3,505 3,279
       
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust Burglary 3,369 3,000
  Criminal damage 3,495 3,144
  Murder   18
  Rape 35 27
  Sexual offence against a minor 126 176
  Theft and handling stolen goods 9,304 8,135
  Violence against the person 5,748 5,089
       
Cheshire Probation Trust Burglary 3,816 3,650
  Criminal damage 4,983 4,651
  Murder   6
  Rape 63 43
  Sexual offence against a minor 168 190
  Theft and handling stolen goods 10,452 9,698
  Violence against the person 7,352 6,600
       
Cumbria Probation Trust Burglary 2,360 2,279
  Criminal damage 3,366 3,193
  Murder 1  
  Rape 16 19
  Sexual offence against a minor 118 103
  Theft and handling stolen goods 6,744 6,131
  Violence against the person 4,528 4,102
       
Derbyshire Probation Trust Burglary 3,379 3,255
  Criminal damage 6,016 5,926
  Murder 3 7
  Rape 55 100
  Sexual offence against a minor 196 236
  Theft and handling stolen goods 9,617 9,485
  Violence against the person 6,595 6,218
       
Devon and Cornwall Probation Trust Burglary 4,615 4,806
  Criminal damage 5,511 5,601
  Murder 11 1
  Rape 70 61
  Sexual offence against a minor 249 264
  Theft and handling stolen goods 14,973 14,796
  Violence against the person 8,973 9,043
       
Dorset Probation Trust Burglary 2,481 2,261
  Criminal damage 3,509 3,079
  Murder   7
  Rape 20 33
  Sexual offence against a minor 105 121
  Theft and handling stolen goods 7,726 6,938
  Violence against the person 4,483 3,881
       
Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust Burglary 9,927 9,421
  Criminal damage 12,742 11,708
  Murder 2 7
  Rape 133 106
  Sexual offence against a minor 342 423
  Theft and handling stolen goods 22,552 21,300
  Violence against the person 15,241 13,862
       
Essex Probation Burglary 4,600 4,191
  Criminal damage 5,538 4,985
  Murder 5 4
  Rape 54 52
  Sexual offence against a minor 230 174
  Theft and handling stolen goods 16,932 14,952
  Violence against the person 10,227 9,020
       
Gloucestershire Probation Trust Burglary 2,081 1,572
  Criminal damage 2,739 2,083
  Murder 1 1
  Rape 15 13
  Sexual offence against a minor 119 113
  Theft and handling stolen goods 6,029 4,563
  Violence against the person 3,950 2,971
       
Greater Manchester Probation Trust Burglary 14,901 14,563
  Criminal damage 11,097 11,030
  Murder 5 5
  Rape 283 275
  Sexual offence against a minor 559 693
  Theft and handling stolen goods 37,433 36,065
  Violence against the person 26,723 25,604
       
Hampshire Probation Trust Burglary 6,999 6,200
  Criminal damage 10,515 9,595
  Murder   1
  Rape 157 97
  Sexual offence against a minor 481 458
  Theft and handling stolen goods 23,668 21,275
  Violence against the person 14,253 13,101
       
Hertfordshire Probation Trust Burglary 2,663 2,469
  Criminal damage 4,561 4,060
  Murder 1 1
  Rape 31 28
  Sexual offence against a minor 105 112
  Theft and handling stolen goods 9,930 9,192
  Violence against the person 6,253 5,786
       
Humberside Probation Trust Burglary 5,098 4,985
  Criminal damage 6,751 6,319
  Murder 6 5
  Rape 65 81
  Sexual offence against a minor 302 271
  Theft and handling stolen goods 13,322 12,313
  Violence against the person 9,084 8,370
       
Kent Probation Burglary 5,025 4,475
  Criminal damage 6,790 5,750
  Murder 5 5
  Rape 101 69
  Sexual offence against a minor 363 309
  Theft and handling stolen goods 16,774 14,664
  Violence against the person 10,475 9,076
       
Lancashire Probation Trust Burglary 10,725 9,599
  Criminal damage 9,131 7,993
  Murder   5
  Rape 135 143
  Sexual offence against a minor 388 450
  Theft and handling stolen goods 24,912 21,834
  Violence against the person 17,100 14,592
       
Leicestershire Rutland Probation Trust Burglary 3,168 3,055
  Criminal damage 3,630 3,570
  Murder   2
  Rape 37 46
  Sexual offence against a minor 116 148
  Theft and handling stolen goods 8,972 8,770
  Violence against the person 5,877 5,527
       
Lincolnshire Probation Trust Burglary 2,300 2,042
  Criminal damage 2,954 2,448
  Murder 3 3
  Rape 36 42
  Sexual offence against a minor 179 177
  Theft and handling stolen goods 6,932 5,936
  Violence against the person 4,221 3,670
       
London Probation Trust Burglary 21,617 20,290
  Criminal damage 28,825 26,851
  Murder 16 35
  Rape 591 522
  Sexual offence against a minor 859 788
  Theft and handling stolen goods 76,726 70,447
  Violence against the person 51,073 47,500
       
Merseyside Probation Trust Burglary 6,919 6,256
  Criminal damage 7,866 7,208
  Murder 4  
  Rape 84 77
  Sexual offence against a minor 190 253
  Theft and handling stolen goods 20,658 18,743
  Violence against the person 13,839 12,351
       
Norfolk and Suffolk Probation Trust Burglary 5,201 4,898
  Criminal damage 8,466 8,062
  Murder 8 5
  Rape 85 64
  Sexual offence against a minor 275 294
  Theft and handling stolen goods 15,725 15,107
  Violence against the person 9,493 9,241
       
Northamptonshire Probation Trust Burglary 2,243 2,114
  Criminal damage 3,851 3,819
  Murder 5  
  Rape 57 36
  Sexual offence against a minor 106 77
  Theft and handling stolen goods 6,536 6,184
  Violence against the person 4,567 4,183
       
Northumbria Probation Trust Burglary 9,082 8,302
  Criminal damage 13,213 11,679
  Murder   1
  Rape 123 97
  Sexual offence against a minor 412 514
  Theft and handling stolen goods 26,053 23,709
  Violence against the person 17,154 15,501
       
Nottinghamshire Probation Trust Burglary 6,147 6,197
  Criminal damage 8,885 8,727
  Murder 2 8
  Rape 84 92
  Sexual offence against a minor 335 309
  Theft and handling stolen goods 15,097 14,876
  Violence against the person 9,904 9,758
       
South Yorkshire Probation Trust Burglary 6,753 5,804
  Criminal damage 7,867 6,943
  Murder 6 3
  Rape 74 102
  Sexual offence against a minor 327 338
  Theft and handling stolen goods 16,624 14,633
  Violence against the person 11,200 9,885
       
Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust Burglary 15,369 13,437
  Criminal damage 15,866 13,291
  Murder 15 17
  Rape 328 239
  Sexual offence against a minor 745 623
  Theft and handling stolen goods 43,059 35,995
  Violence against the person 30,815 25,265
       
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust Burglary 6,735 6,083
  Criminal damage 9,842 8,635
  Murder 3 11
  Rape 74 82
  Sexual offence against a minor 350 386
  Theft and handling stolen goods 23,331 20,971
  Violence against the person 14,207 12,692
       
Thames Valley Probation Burglary 6,190 6,097
  Criminal damage 7,276 7,082
  Murder 13 6
  Rape 51 72
  Sexual offence against a minor 232 284
  Theft and handling stolen goods 18,897 18,533
  Violence against the person 10,868 10,723
       
Warwickshire Probation Trust Burglary 1,889 1,367
  Criminal damage 2,332 1,805
  Murder 3  
  Rape 15 16
  Sexual offence against a minor 138 76
  Theft and handling stolen goods 5,146 3,645
  Violence against the person 3,503 2,524
       
West Mercia Probation Trust Burglary 3,842 3,537
  Criminal damage 4,021 3,722
  Murder 5 2
  Rape 65 27
  Sexual offence against a minor 236 184
  Theft and handling stolen goods 11,644 10,650
  Violence against the person 7,552 7,066
       
West Yorkshire Probation Trust Burglary 12,585 12,202
  Criminal damage 11,220 10,573
  Murder 8 11
  Rape 234 240
  Sexual offence against a minor 588 552
  Theft and handling stolen goods 31,131 28,448
  Violence against the person 19,866 18,210
       
Wales Probation Trust Burglary 14,925 14,613
  Criminal damage 24,669 23,428
  Murder 4 17
  Rape 249 176
  Sexual offence against a minor 685 664
  Theft and handling stolen goods 40,156 38,134
  Violence against the person 26,976 25,547
Wiltshire Probation Trust Burglary 1,574 1,740
  Criminal damage 2,469 2,345
  Murder 11 1
  Rape 31 18
  Sexual offence against a minor 59 58
  Theft and handling stolen goods 5,351 5,093
  Violence against the person 3,164 3,163
York and North Yorkshire Probation Trust Burglary 2,725 2,480
  Criminal damage 4,160 3,916
  Murder 1 4
  Rape 38 44
  Sexual offence against a minor 130 92
  Theft and handling stolen goods 8,736 8,195
  Violence against the person 5,092 4,719
(1 )April-March Source: Ministry of Justice
Table 2: Number of reoffences (any offence) by adult offenders released from prison on licence by probation trust and specified index offence (ie the offence they were in prison for), 2009 and 2010, England and Wales
  2009
  Murder Rape Violence against the person Burglary Sexual assault on a minor Criminal damage Kidnapping
Avon and Somerset * 0 84 213 3 7 2
Bedfordshire * * 49 178 0 14 *
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough * 0 69 82 3 * *
Cheshire * 3 101 135 4 4 *
Cumbria * 0 70 71 0 6
Derbyshire * 0 91 116 6 29 *
Devon and Cornwall 2 128 125 3 0
Dorset 0 61 67 0 13 *
Durham Tees Valley * 6 175 346 6 34 6
Essex 0 172 141 0 0 *
Gloucestershire * 53 33 1 19 *
Greater Manchester * 2 371 654 4 11 10
Hampshire * 0 187 203 5 22 *
Hertfordshire 3 59 82 0 5 *
Humberside 2 174 258 5 17 3
Kent * 0 71 191 5 11 *
Lancashire * 7 234 278 6 11 *
Leicestershire 0 108 109 7 * *
Lincolnshire * 0 70 67 0 *
London 2 10 603 980 8 22 15
Merseyside * 0 138 227 3 26 6
Norfolk and Suffolk * 0 107 171 5 5 *
Northamptonshire 0 66 116 3 13 6
Northumbria * 1 212 314 4 56 *
Nottinghamshire 1 108 299 1 1 *
South Yorkshire * 3 170 256 1 10 3
Staffordshire and West Midlands 0 5 424 601 12 20 9
Surrey and Sussex * 0 240 142 2 5 *
Thames Valley * 1 96 213 7 0 6
Wales * 0 496 727 18 38 7
Warwickshire * 46 91 0 0 *
West Mercia 0 86 90 0 1 *
West Yorkshire * 6 179 517 8 27 5
Wiltshire * 22 75 0 * *
York and North Yorkshire * 3 46 92 3 16 *
Unknown area * 23 55 * *
  2010
  Murder Rape Violence against the person Burglary Sexual assault on a minor Criminal damage Kidnapping
Avon and Somerset 0 0 126 190 6 * *
Bedfordshire * 31 83 0 * *
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough * 38 124 0 *
Cheshire 0 98 99 1 4 *
Cumbria * 59 31 0 * *
Derbyshire 2 68 115 4 0 *
Devon and Cornwall * 0 77 131 6 15 *
Dorset * 0 40 72 0 14 *
Durham Tees Valley 0 1 170 345 8 11 *
Essex * 1 69 132 1 8 *
Gloucestershire * 44 47 0 11 *
Greater Manchester * 11 313 571 4 3 1
Hampshire * 0 125 264 3 22 *
Hertfordshire * * 54 90 * 0 *
Humberside 0 3 166 295 7 22 *
Kent 0 1 82 162 0 4 *
Lancashire 4 189 201 3 5 *
Leicestershire * 0 58 119 0 5 3
Lincolnshire * * 31 64 0 *
London 3 10 390 689 6 37 22
Merseyside * 0 175 272 3 29 *
Norfolk and Suffolk * * 62 143 0 6 *
Northamptonshire * 0 50 73 0 * 2
Northumbria 0 0 232 251 1 33
Nottinghamshire 2 60 290 0 18 3
South Yorkshire 8 88 220 19 11 *
Staffordshire and West Midlands * 3 365 506 6 5 3
Surrey and Sussex * 0 167 149 4 10 0
Thames Valley * 0 152 233 1 6 0
Wales 0 3 383 853 26 48 6
Warwickshire * 28 54 * 5
West Mercia * * 96 57 1 7
West Yorkshire * 8 190 425 7 21 *
Wiltshire * * 23 48 6
York and North Yorkshire 0 76 93 0 9 *
Unknown area * * 12 51 * *
‘*’ = Number of reoffences based on less than five offenders are suppressed for disclosure reasons. ‘—’ = No offenders having this offence

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