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Police Cautions

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been given conditional cautions by the police since 1997; and what percentage went on to re-offend. (134765)

The conditional cautioning scheme, introduced in the Criminal Justice Act 2003, is in the process of being implemented across criminal justice areas on a phased basis, and is not currently available across all areas. The central collection of numbers of conditional cautions administered began on one January 2005, but the data quality in its first year was deemed not to be adequate for any figures to be released. Totals for 2006 will not be available until November this year.