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National Offender Management Service: Probation

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders are directly managed or supervised by staff of the National Offender Management Service. (196146)

At 30 June 2007 there were a total of 254,762 offenders in prison or being supervised in the community by the Probation Service in England and Wales. The number of offenders supervised by the Probation Service in the community (either under court orders or under post release licence) was 175,028. The number detained in prison was 79,734.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.