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Crimes Of Violence

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently serving prison sentences for crimes of violence in (a) England and Wales, and (b) Greater London.

On 31 March 1980, 5,869 persons were serving sentences of imprisonment in prison department estab-ments in England and Wales for offences of violence against the person. Of these, 792 were in prison department establishments in Greater London.