Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) males and (b) females received each sentencing outcome for each type of offence in each police force area in the most recent year for which information is available; and what the average custodial sentence length was for each gender for each offence type in each police force area.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Sentencing is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account all the facts of each case. Whilst crime is falling, offenders committing serious offences are more likely to go to prison and for longer.

The number of male offenders sentenced at all courts, by police force area, sentence outcome and offence group, in England and Wales, in 2014, can be found in Table 1. The number of female offenders sentenced at all courts, by police force area, sentence outcome and offence group, in England and Wales, in 2014, can be found in Table 2. Average custodial sentence length (months) for men sentenced to custody by police force area and offence group, England and Wales, 2014 can be found in Table 3. Average custodial sentence length (months) for women sentenced to custody by police force area and offence group, England and Wales, 2014 can be found in Table 4.

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