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Prisoners: Escapes

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons were (a) arrested on suspicion of, (b) charged with, (c) prosecuted for and (d) convicted of escaping from lawful custody in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (124916)

The PSNI have advised that information is not collated in the precise format requested. Information relating to parts (a) and (b) cannot be broken down and is therefore provided as an amalgamated figure in the following table.

Arrests/charges

Prosecutions

Convictions

2002

26

24

15

2003

18

17

10

2004

12

11

3

2005

26

20

9

2006

49

5

2

2007

9