Crimes of Violence: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2019.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people convicted of violent offences who previously had (a) none, (b) 1-4, (c) 5-9, (d) 10-15, (e) 16-25, (f) 26-50, (g) 51-75, (h) 76-100 and (i) 101 or more convictions received (A) an immediate custodial sentence, (B) a suspended sentence and (C) a community sentence in each of the last 12 years.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of violent offences who previously had (a) none, (b) 1-4, (c) 5-9, (d) 10-15, (e) 16-25, (f) 26-50, (g) 51-75, (h) 76-100 and (i) 101 or more convictions received (A) an immediate custodial sentence, (B) a suspended sentence and (C) a community sentence in each of the last 12 years.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of offences who previously had (a) zero, (b) one to four, (c) five to nine, (d) 10 to 15, (e) 16 to 25, (f) 26 to 50, (g) 51 to 75, (h) 76 to 100 and (i) 101 or more convictions received (A) an immediate custodial sentence, (B) a suspended sentence and (C) a community sentence in each of the last 12 years.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is provided in the tables attached with this answer. These tables include data, covering the period 2007 – 2018, on:

  • The percentage of occasions on which an offender was convicted of a violence against the person offence with a specified number of previous convictions and received a specified sentence.
  • The number of occasions on which an offender was convicted of a violence against the person offence with a specified number of previous convictions and received a specified sentence.
  • The number of occasions on which an offender was convicted of any offence with a specified number of previous convictions and received a specified sentence
Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 26.09 KB)

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