The Ministry of Justice does not collect information on which country within the United Kingdom British citizens identify with. However, the number of female offenders sentenced to custody at all courts in Wales, in 2016, by month, can be viewed in the table below. Due to this, we cannot separately identify which of these women identify as Welsh.
Female offenders sentenced to immediate custody at all courts, Wales, 2016, by month (1)(2)
Of which immediate custody
(1) The sentence shown is the most severe sentence given for the principal offence (i.e. the principal sentence), secondary sentences given for the principal offence and sentences for non-principal offences are not counted in the tables.
(2) 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.
We are committed to doing all we can to address the issues around female offending so we can better protect the public and deliver more effective rehabilitation. We also are developing a strategy for female offenders, in England and Wales, to improve outcomes for women in the community and custody.