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Repeat Bail Offenders

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested over 2005-06 were on repeat bail. (115680)

Information on arrests held centrally covers persons arrested for recorded crime (notifiable offences), by age group, gender, ethnicity and main offence group within the 43 police force areas in England and Wales. Information is therefore not available centrally to the detail required. This information is held locally however and is one of the factors that can be considered by the courts when deciding whether or not to grant bail in a particular case. Other factors include the nature and seriousness of the alleged offence, and the defendant’s character, associations and community ties.