Custodial Treatment

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the average length of custodial sentence for each type of offence given by each magistrate court in England and Wales.

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

The data on the average length of custodial sentence for every offence given by every magistrate court in England and Wales is not produced or published. The Ministry of Justice analyses court performance and custodial sentence lengths in other ways.

Magistrates’ Court data, for period ending December 2016 is published at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/614427/magistrates-court-tool-2016.xlsx

The most recent figures (year ending September 2017) for average custodial sentence length by offence type can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-september-2017

Please see overview table 5.2c (this table covers both magistrates’ and Crown Courts).

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