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Probation Service Recidivism

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reconviction rates for offenders placed under the supervison of the Probation Service were as measured over a period of two years from the start of the order. (113917)

The most recent re-offending information for adults living in England and Wales was published in November 2006 as: “Re-offending of Adults: results from the 2003 cohort”, Home Office Statistical Bulletin 20/06. The report is available online at:

The two year re-offending rate for the 2003 cohort was 57.6 per cent. Among offenders discharged from custody the re-offending rate was 66 per cent. and for offenders commencing a community sentence the re-offending rate was 53.4 per cent.