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Electronic Tags

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders reoffended whilst wearing electronic tags in each year since their introduction; and if he will make a statement. (110531)

The following table sets out the number of offenders, who have been cautioned, convicted or are awaiting prosecution for offences while they were subject to the home detention curfew scheme, as currently notified to the National Offender Management Service.

The totals for 2005-06 have been updated following a cross-checking of reoffending data from the Police National Computer for the third and fourth quarters of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006.

Some of those awaiting prosecution will be found not guilty or charges will be dropped.

Information is not collected on further convictions for offenders subject to other electronic monitoring schemes apart from home detention curfew.

Number of offenders cautioned, convicted or awaiting prosecution for an offence committed while they were subject to the home detention curfew scheme

Number

1999

71

1999-2000

294

2000-01

244

2001-02

208

2002-03

584

2003-04

1,298

2004-05

1,311

2005-06

1,214