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Home Office written question – answered on 22nd January 2020.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people arrested for violent offences in each of the last 10 years have previously served a prison term.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of arrests made by each police force in England and Wales for violence against the person offences.

Data are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, the latest of which can be accessed here:

Data on the number of people arrested for violent offences that have previously served a prison term is not included in this collection.

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