Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number was of offences committed by a prolific offender before their first custodial sentence.

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

The average number of cautions and non-custodial convictions received by a prolific offender before their first immediate custodial sentence is five.

The definition of a prolific offender can be found here : )

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