Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of community service given as part of community sentences offenders completed in each (a) local justice area and (b) region in England and Wales since 2010.
For the period April 2014 to December 2022, 41,788,024 hours of Community Service have been delivered.
Please find data in response to part b, below.
Total Hours 01 April 2014 – 31 December 2022
Kent Surrey Sussex Region
West Midlands Region
These have been segmented by Probation Region. Where prior to unification (July 2021), locations have been mapped to current region. Where mapping has not been possible, due to ambiguous locations, these have been grouped as ‘Unknown Region’.
It has not been possible to provide data prior to April 2014. This date marked the completion of Transforming Rehabilitation’s migration of data to the National Delius system. Prior to this, the use of multiple differing local recording systems has resulted in less robust data which cannot be used with confidence, in response to this PQ.
The volumes of Unpaid Work hours per head of the population per region will also vary due to several factors, including crime and detection rates, localised police activity populations changes and local differences between judicial preferences for different types of sentences which need to be considered with population and volume of Unpaid Work data.
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