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Offenders: Rehabilitation

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

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Photo of Liz Saville-Roberts Liz Saville-Roberts Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) , Plaid Cymru Westminster Leader, Shadow PC Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 944 on Reoffenders, how many offenders in each category were supervised by (a) the National Probation Service and (b) community rehabilitation companies.

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

The table below shows the number of Serious Further Offence (SFO) notifications – that is, cases of an offender under probation supervision charged with an SFO - received between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, by SFO offence, where the offender was supervised by a) the National Probation Service (NPS) and b) Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC).

Not all charges for an SFO will result in a conviction. In any year, in about 50% of cases either the charges are dropped before trial, or the offender is acquitted following trial or the offender is convicted of a less serious offence.

2014*

2015

2016

2017

2018

SFO Offence

NPS

CRC

NPS

CRC

NPS

CRC

NPS

CRC

NPS

CRC

Arson with intent to endanger life

14

1

11

4

16

0

18

2

16

2

Assault by penetration

17

7

13

17

17

18

18

19

6

9

Attempt or conspiracy to commit murder

31

15

18

36

22

38

34

51

36

43

Aggravated Burglary

24

0

22

0

40

1

57

0

35

0

Causing death by dangerous/careless driving/aggravated vehicle taking

5

0

1

6

5

7

3

7

5

11

False imprisonment

11

0

9

1

24

1

29

0

17

0

Firearms offences including possession with intent

19

0

16

2

12

0

15

1

16

1

Kidnapping

22

1

11

4

12

2

21

1

28

0

Manslaughter

8

0

1

4

5

8

3

13

4

9

Murder

56

15

28

41

26

60

49

65

54

78

Offences under the Explosive Substances Act

0

0

0

0

5

1

2

2

2

0

Other qualifying sexual offences

26

0

34

2

24

2

33

5

19

2

Other serious violent offence

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

1

3

0

Other specified offence causing death

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rape

129

43

112

105

118

127

111

131

70

60

Robbery with firearm

8

0

11

2

8

0

15

0

12

1

Under 13 sexual offences including rape

20

7

22

12

16

9

15

17

15

8

Total

391

90

310

238

350

274

425

315

338

224

  1. *CRCs were created as part of Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) in June 2014. Therefore data provided for NPS for 2014 include cases managed by former Probation Trusts prior to TR.
  2. The NPS and CRCs are required to complete automatic reviews on any eligible offender who has been charged with (including attempted or conspiracy to commit offences): murder manslaughter, other specified offences causing death, rape or assault by penetration, or a sexual offence against a child under 13 years of age.
  3. Conditional reviews are completed when an offender has been assessed as high risk of harm during the current sentence (NPS only) or where no risk assessment has been completed.
  4. Not all SFO notifications result in the completion of a reviews as charges can be reduced or dropped. Not every offender charged with a SFO is convicted.
  5. The data represents SFO charges and not a unique count of offenders.
  6. Data Sources and Quality. We have drawn these figures from administrative IT systems which, as with some large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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