Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th 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 offenders in each Police Force Area were convicted but not sentenced to immediate custody who had (a) 26 to 50 previous convictions, (b) 51 to 75 previous convictions, (c) 76 to 100 previous convictions and (d) over 100 previous convictions in each year since 2007.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders in each Police Force area who were convicted but not sentenced to immediate custody had (a) 26 to 50 previous convictions or cautions, (b) 51 to 75 previous convictions or cautions, (c) 76 to 100 previous convictions or cautions and (d) over 100 previous convictions or cautions, in each year since 2007.

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 number of offenders in each Police Force Area with a specified number of previous convictions who were convicted but not sentenced to immediate custody.
  • The number of offenders in each Police Force area with a specified number of previous convictions and cautions who were convicted but not sentenced to immediate custody.

We know that some prolific offending can be driven by a variety of factors, including drug addiction and poor mental health. The Ministry of Justice has also published experimental statistics at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756282/prolific-offenders-experimental-statistics.pdf which show that theft and summary non-motoring offences are the offences most likely to have been committed by prolific offenders.

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