Prisoners' Release: Electronic Tagging

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 31st July 2019.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people released on Home Detention Curfew in each year since 2010 were serving sentences relating to (a) criminal damage and arson, (b) drug offences, (c) fraud, (d) miscellaneous crimes against society, (e) possession of weapons, (f) public order, (g) robbery, (h) sexual offences, (i) summary motoring, (j) summary non-motoring, (k) theft and (l) violence against the person.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

HDC is a robust scheme which allows suitable, risk assessed, prisoners to work towards rehabilitation in the community, while remaining subject to strict monitoring and other conditions. If they breach these, they can be returned to custody. HDC allows reintegration back into the community in a controlled and supervised way, which research suggests may help to reduce the risk of further offending.

The attached table shows the number and proportion of offenders released on Home Detention Curfew, in each year since 2010 by offence group.

Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 18.42 KB)

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