Political News Updates

13.05.2014

Reoffenders

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2014, Official Report, column 641W, on reoffenders, what (a) offence type and (b) sentence length each offender with more than one fixed term recall is serving. [191309]
Jeremy Wright: It has not been possible to obtain this information. I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the highest number of previous convictions for burglary for an individual convicted of an offence of burglary without being sent to prison was in each year since 2010. [194406]
Jeremy Wright: It has not been possible to obtain this information. I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people with 15 or more previous convictions were not sent to prison on conviction for (a) burglary and (b) violence against the person in the latest period for which figures are available. [194408]
Jeremy Wright: It has not been possible to obtain this information. I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the proven re-offending rate was of (a) those released from prison and (b) those released from prison who self-identified as Muslim in each year since 2010. [197070]

Jeremy Wright: The latest proven reoffending rates for those offenders released from prison can be found in tables 1 and 2 follow. Table 1 provides overall proven reoffending rates for offenders released from prison and has been taken from the Proven Reoffending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin series. Table 2 provides proven reoffending rates for Muslim offenders released from prison.

A proven reoffence is defined as any offence committed in a one year follow-up period resulting in a court conviction, caution, reprimand or warning in the one year follow-up. Following this one year follow-up, a further six month waiting period is allowed for the offence to be proven in court.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. A prisoner’s religion is self declared and prisoners are under no obligation to declare.

 

Table 1: Proven reoffending rates of offenders released from prison for England and Wales

 

Number of offenders in cohort1

Proportion of offenders who reoffend (%)

July 2011 to June 2012

60,689

45.5

January 2011 to December 2011

59,313

46.4

January 2010 to December 2010

56,284

47.5

 

Table 2: Proven reoffending rates of Muslim offenders released from prison for England and Wales

 

Number of offenders in cohort1

Proportion of offenders who reoffend (%)

July 2011 to June 2012

5,102

36.3

January 2011 to December 2011

4,852

37.1

January 2010 to December 20102

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1 A certain proportion of offenders could not be matched to the Police National Computer (PNC) and are, therefore, not included. Therefore, this number does not represent all proven offenders. 2 Data on offenders’ religious beliefs are not available for 2010 due to data quality issues following the introduction of a new prison IT system.