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Gambling: Crime

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th June 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are in custody for acquisitive crimes associated with gambling addiction.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are in custody on (a) remand and (b) as a result of a conviction for acquisitive crimes associated with gambling addiction.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In answering these questions we have interpreted people who are in custody for acquisitive crimes associated with gambling addiction as people who are in custody for these crimes because of their gambling addiction.

It has not been possible to estimate the numbers of people who are in custody for acquisitive crimes because of their gambling addiction, and the numbers of people who are remanded in custody post-conviction for these crimes, because this specific data could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost to the department.

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