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Prisoners: Wales

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women prisoners in the prison estate have home addresses in Wales, broken down by (a) category of offence and (b) length of sentence; and how many of these are on remand. (126937)

Information for January 2007 is provided in the following table. Where no home address is listed for a prisoner the committal court is used as a proxy address.

The table shows the number of sentenced women in prison with a home address in Wales broken down by category of offence:

Offence

Total

Burglary

10

Drug offences

23

Frauds and forgery

1

Robbery

7

Sex offences

4

Theft and handling

19

Violence against the person

39

Other offences

33

The following table shows the number of sentenced women in prison with a home address in Wales broken down by sentence length:

Sentence length (months)

Total

<6

20

6 to 12

17

12

6

12 to 48

53

= 48

40

There are a further 42 women prisoners with a home address in Wales who are convicted but unsentenced or on remand.