Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders who were granted early release from prison by the Parole Board have re-offended in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of offenders sentenced to indeterminate sentences and released by the Parole Board, once they had completed their tariff, and who have gone on to re-offend, can be found in the Quarterly Proven Re-Offending Statistics published by the MoJ .

Table: Adult proven reoffending data, by custodial sentence length1

2013

2014

2015

2016 Q1 3

Indeterminate sentence for public protection

Number of reoffenders

53

43

68

18

Number of offenders in cohort

389

376

453

137

Mandatory life prisoner

Number of reoffenders

8

4

8

2

Number of offenders in cohort

172

113

185

51

Other life 2

Number of reoffenders

7

17

11

2

Number of offenders in cohort

93

90

102

26

All

Number of reoffenders

68

64

87

22

Number of offenders in cohort

654

579

740

214

Notes:

1. Data regarding offenders released from indeterminate sentences up to September 2015 are extracted from the Public Protection Unit Database (PPUD). As data were not of sufficient quality for these offenders prior to 2009, they have not been included in the figures. Data regarding offenders released from indeterminate sentences from October 2015 onwards are extracted from nDelius.

2. 'Other life' category includes discretionary and automatic life sentences.

3. Data from April 2016 are not yet published.

The Parole Board will release prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence after they have completed the tariff set by the Court, where it is satisfied that it is no longer necessary for public protection for them to remain in prison. Offenders released by the Parole Board are supervised on licence by the National Probation Service

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