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Reoffenders

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 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. (200479)

Data from the performance management arrangements for the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme 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 three years from January 2005 up to December 2007, and are the most recent data available. These figures rely on the accuracy and completeness of the data provided locally by prolific and priority offender schemes.

Table 1

Police force area

1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006

1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007

Avon and Somerset

218

225

228

Bedfordshire

116

118

122

Cambridgeshire

92

107

135

Cheshire

180

185

191

City of London

4

11

15

Cleveland

132

145

144

Cumbria

67

68

69

Derbyshire

355

359

357

Devon and Cornwall

359

334

334

Dorset

52

75

62

Durham

57

58

79

Dyfed Powys

92

81

84

Essex

195

167

194

Gloucestershire

100

104

112

Greater Manchester

737

840

1,004

Gwent

77

81

90

Hampshire

210

258

333

Hertfordshire

228

149

142

Humberside

181

212

234

Kent

306

254

278

Lancashire

413

361

427

Leicestershire

338

341

342

Lincolnshire

125

111

195

Merseyside

412

417

336

Metropolitan police

1,090

1,139

1,185

Norfolk

118

93

112

North Wales

136

100

120

North Yorkshire

55

89

122

Northamptonshire

183

259

265

Northumbria

224

219

241

Nottinghamshire

501

497

634

South Wales

186

195

237

South Yorkshire

240

237

265

Staffordshire

157

261

239

Suffolk

160

170

145

Surrey

138

181

149

Sussex

311

309

350

Thames Valley

327

334

330

Warwickshire

71

78

107

West Mercia

154

117

117

West Midlands

708

758

788

West Yorkshire

283

242

243

Wiltshire

80

78

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