Police Cautions

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd December 2015.

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Photo of Jenny Chapman Jenny Chapman Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cautions have been given for any offence in each police force area in each of the last three years.

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

The number of cautions recorded in each police force area during 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 are provided in the attached table. These are based on data published by the Home Office which are available by police force area and offence type at the following link: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-recorded-crime-open-data-tables

Cautions data published by the Home Office are based on the number of offences recorded by the police that resulted in cautions by the police.

The Ministry of Justice publish caution data based on the number of offenders cautioned which are available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/428954/data-behind-interactive-data-tools.zip

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