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Women Prisoners

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have taken place in the (a) numbers and (b) percentages of women sentenced to prison in each of the last 10 years. [102856]

Females sentenced to immediate custody and as a proportion of all females sentenced. England and Wales

Females aged 10–20 sentenced to immediate custody

Females aged 21+ sentenced to immediate custody

Total females sentenced to immediate custody

Total females sentenced

Proportion sentenced to custody (Percentage)

19923631,9742,337258,9770.9
19934592,0792,538251,0141.0
19945312,6373,168250,9761.3
19956433,1493,792217,9531.7
19967693,6344,403260,9601.7
19979504,5565,506216,9862.5
19981,1875,3806,567235,4942.8
19991,3726,1327,504220,0073.4
20001,5636,3377,900256,0903.1
20011,5156,5468,061237,4973.4

Figures for 2002 are not yet available.