Bail

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which individual offences were committed by people granted post-conviction bail at a Crown Court who subsequently failed to appear for sentence in the violence against the person category in 2013.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The table below shows the individual offences in the violence against the person category for which the 26 offenders who were given post-conviction bail at the Crown Court for these offences subsequently failed to appear for sentence in England & Wales during 2013.

Offenders granted post-conviction bail at the Crown Court for violence against the person offences who subsequently failed to appear for sentence, by specific offence, England & Wales, 2013

Offence

Statute

Offenders granted post-conviction bail who failed to appear for sentence(1)

Making threats to kill

Offences against the Person Act 1861

2

Wounding etc. with intent to do grievous bodily harm etc.

Offences against the Person Act 1861

6

Wound / inflict grievous bodily harm without intent

Offences against the Person Act 1861

5

Assaults occasioning actual bodily harm

Common Law and Offences against the Person Act 1861

11

Breach of Restraining Order

Protection from Harassment Act 1997

1

False imprisonment

Common Law

1

Total

26

(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

Note: Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.

Ref: PQ 3722.

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