Skip to main content

Community Sentences

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) men and (b) women serving community sentences in the last two years breached the terms of their sentence. [93303]

The information requested for England and Wales for the years 2000 and 2001 is contained in the table.Data for 2002 is not yet available.

Offenders whose breaches1 of original community sentence or order were proved to the satisfaction of the court by type of sentence or order breached and the proportion breaching original orders—England and Wales

Numbers and percentages

2000

2001

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Number of offenders sentenced

Community rehabilitation order244,27112,18856,45946,29512,02258,497
Supervision order9,7111,84511,5569,3301,75311,083
Community punishment order244,5175,46649,98344,0525,71249,764
Attendance centre order6,4595827,0415,3644605,824
Community punishment and rehabilitation order217,3001,94119,24113,1991,46314,662
Curfew order2,3252722,5973,4673963,863
Reparation order3,3826023,9846,7461,2297,975
Action plan order3,6786784,3567,2291,4218,650
Drug treatment and testing order270513213,5666634,229
Total community sentences131,91323,625155,538139,87825,119164,997

Offenders breaching orders as a percentage of offenders sentenced

3

Community rehabilitation order2242323232323
Supervision order77710910
Community punishment order2362635332432
Attendance centre order182019152015
Community punishment and rehabilitation order2363135413741
Curfew order222823232624
Reparation order

4

4

4

4

4

4

Action plan order

4

4

4

4

4

4

Drug treatment and testing order

4

4

4

4

4

4

Total community sentences282327282327

1 Breaches cover the commission of further offences or the breaking of other conditions laid down in the orders. Examples of such "other conditions" include, among other things: Requirements as to residence; to participate in or refrain from specified activities; attendance at probation centre; to undergo treatment for medical condition or drug/alcohol dependency.

2 New names for these community sentences came into force in April 2001. Community rehabilitation order was previously probation order, community punishment order was previously community service order and community punishment and rehabilitation order was previously combination order.

3 An approximation to the breach rate because offenders breaching in one year may have been given the sentence or order in an earlier year. The average of the number of sentences for the year indicated and in the previous year has been used as the denominator to provide a better estimate.

4 not available. (These orders have not been available for a sufficient length of time for a breach rate to be calculated. Such orders have also been excluded from the breach rate for 'Total Community Sentences').