Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number was of previous prison sentences of less than six months served by people currently in prison for (a) less than six months and (b) less than 12 months.

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

It is not possible to identify from centrally held data the average number of previous prison sentences of less than 6 months served by people currently in prison for (a) less than 6 months and (b) less than 12 months without incurring disproportionate cost.

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