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Community Service

Volume 402: debated on Friday 4 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been sentenced to community service in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion these represented of the number of people convicted of criminal offences.[106585]

[holding answer 1 April 2003]: The information requested for 1992 to 2001 is contained in the table. Statistics for 2002 will be published in the autumn.

Persons sentenced to community service and the proportion of all persons found guilty, England and Wales, 1992 to 2001

Persons sentenced to combination orders

1

service orders

2

Persons sentenced to combination orders

2

Persons sentenced to community orders service orders and combination orders

Number

Percentage of all convicted

Number

Percentage of all convicted

Number

Percentage of all convicted

199548,3373.614,5591.162,8964.7
199645,8953.217,3001.263,1954.4
199747,1233.419,4601.466,5834.8
199848,5663.321,1831.569,7494.8
199949,5973.520,7331.570,3305.0
200049,9833.519,2411.469,2244.9
200149,7643.714,6621.164,4264.8

1 Community punishment and rehabilitation orders from April 2000.

2 Community punishment orders from April 2000.