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Reoffenders

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified in each police force area in each of the last three years for which figures are available. (176119)

Data from the performance management arrangements for the prolific and other priority offender programme (JTrack) provides the number of such offenders identified through partnership arrangements in each police force area. The data are provided in the following table. The data cover the two calendar years 2005 and 2006. Figures for the calendar year 2007 are not yet available for publication.

Sum of prolific and priority offenders

Police force area

At December 2005

At December 2006

Avon and Somerset

239

245

Bedfordshire

123

139

Cambridgeshire

93

110

Cheshire

182

180

City of London

5

12

Cleveland

127

145

Cumbria

66

70

Derbyshire

368

373

Devon and Cornwall

395

365

Dorset

208

208

Durham

61

58

Dyfed Powys

93

82

Essex

258

235

Gloucestershire

100

106

Greater Manchester

739

846

Gwent

79

85

Hampshire

209

274

Hertfordshire

247

149

Humberside

181

214

Kent

334

261

Lancashire

424

367

Leicestershire

330

353

Lincolnshire

155

232

Merseyside

410

445

Metropolitan police

1,080

1,185

Norfolk

131

110

North Wales

159

120

North Yorkshire

56

89

Northamptonshire

195

229

Northumbria

208

236

Nottinghamshire

505

558

South Wales

190

204

South Yorkshire

249

252

Staffordshire

157

252

Suffolk

173

173

Surrey

151

191

Sussex

320

320

Thames Valley

326

351

Warwickshire

74

88

West Mercia

155

120

West Midlands

714

768

West Yorkshire

284

243

Wiltshire

81

73

All forces

10,634

11,116

Notes: 1. Figures represent those PPOs in each area who were known to be members of schemes in December of the year concerned, based on JTrack data. 2. If a PPO belonged to more than one scheme during the December of the year concerned then they would be counted more than once.