To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Women need women who support them, published by Advance on 22 November 2021, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) re-arrest and (b) proven reoffending rates for women given a (i) conditional caution followed by support from a women’s centre and (ii) short prison sentence.
It is not possible to identify offenders who have been given a conditional caution followed by support from a women’s centre based on the data we collect. As a result, we cannot provide the associated proven reoffending rates.
The Home Office and Ministry of Justice do not collect data on re-arrests. The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of notifiable arrests made by police forces in England and Wales. These data are published as part of the ‘Police Powers and Procedures’ statistical collection, available here:
The 12-month proven reoffending rates for women released from a short custodial sentence between October to December 2019 are provided in the table below. This is broken down by custodial sentence length.
Custodial sentence length
Proportion of adult women offenders who reoffended1, 2
Less than 12 months
Less than or equal to 6 months
More than 6 months to less than 12 months
Taken from tables C1a and C2a accessible here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1028660/proven-reoffending-oct19-dec19-3-monthly_-_Final.ods