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Prisoners (Statistics)

Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons are serving custodial sentences for (a) murder, (b) other homicide offences, (c) crimes of violence other than homicide and (d) all other offences, (i) at the latest available date and (ii) on 31 December 1966.

The latest available information is given in the following table; comparable figures are not available for 31 December 1966.

Sentenced Population of Prison Department Establishments in England and Wales on 31 January 1982 by Offence Group

Offence group

Estimated number*

Other homicide and attempted homicide600
Other violence against the person4,500
Other offences26,500
Offence not recorded1,900
All offences34,900

* Components do not add to the total because they have been rounded independently.