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Burglary: Sentencing

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many mandatory sentences were handed down to burglars in each year since 1997. (144136)

The following table shows the information reported to the Ministry of Justice, previously Home Office, Court Proceedings Database on persons sentenced under section 111 of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (previously section 4 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997) in England and Wales for a third offence of domestic burglary in the years 2000 to 2005. Data are not available before 2000, as the Crown court computer system was not updated to recognise these sentences until then.

The data are published in table 2.6 of the Statistical Bulletin, “Sentencing Statistics 2005”. It can be located at the following:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/hosb0307.pdf

Persons sentenced under the Powers of the Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, 2000-05: England and Wales

Number of persons

Section 111 (Minimum three years for third domestic burglary)

2000

2001

6

2002

2

2003

13

2004

46

2005

89

Statistics for 2006 will be published in the autumn.