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Category D Prisoners

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders are in category D prisons in the UK, broken down by offence for which they were convicted. (125873)

Information on the numbers of offenders held in open prisons in England and Wales as at 31 January 2007 can be found in the following table.

Offence group

Number

Violence against the person

1,162

Sexual offences

66

Robbery

411

Burglary

363

Theft and handling

235

Fraud and forgery

315

Drug offences

1,123

Motoring offences

123

Other offences

320

Offence not recorded

18

Total

4,136

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.