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Community Orders

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community orders were issued in each month since April 2005; and how many times each of the 12 requirements was used. (227002)

Table 1 shows the number of community orders supervised by the Probation Service in England and Wales which commenced between April 2005 and March 2008. Table 2 shows the monthly commencement figures in England and Wales for each of the 12 requirements associated with the community order.

The 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.

Table 1: Number of community orders commencing in England and Wales, by month, April 2005 to March 2008

Number

April 2005

931

May 2005

3,244

June 2005

5,348

July 2005

6,072

August 2005

6,954

September 2005

7,824

October 2005

8,602

November 2005

9,812

December 2005

7,790

January 2006

10,108

February 2006

10,212

March 2006

11,184

April 2006

9,140

May 2006

10,654

June 2006

11,033

July 2006

10,133

August 2006

10,483

September 2006

10,494

October 2006

11,005

November 2006

10,961

December 2006

8,238

January 2007

11,067

February 2007

10,782

March 2007

11,582

April 2007

9,951

May 2007

11,337

June 2007

11,444

July 2007

11,705

August 2007

11,374

September 2007

10,268

October 2007

12,308

November 2007

11,756

December 2007

8,228

January 2008

11,933

February 2008

11,287

March 2008

10,136

Table 2: Number of requirements given with a community order which commenced in England and Wales, by month and type of requirement. April 2005 to March 2008

Community Order

Supervision

Unpaid work

Accredited programme

Drug treatment

Curfew

Specified activity

April 2005

438

566

217

60

38

20

May 2005

1,866

1,793

978

276

138

139

June 2005

3,227

2,859

1,674

533

253

252

July 2005

3,678

3,260

1,911

598

302

294

August 2005

4,267

3,681

2,134

692

389

348

September 2005

4,843

4,202

2,440

734

461

348

October 2005

5,405

4,390

2,685

960

517

405

November 2005

6,149

5,151

3,027

1,112

582

468

December 2005

4,864

4,045

2,371

887

528

364

January 2006

6,229

5,378

2,991

990

691

545

February 2006

6,362

5,463

3,176

1,004

753

605

March 2006

7,014

5,972

3,347

1,112

824

605

April 2006

5,641

4,864

2,515

914

715

500

May 2006

6,500

5,836

2,926

1,036

751

644

June 2006

6,841

5,990

3,122

1,061

822

661

July 2006

6,295

5,407

2,828

962

785

652

August 2006

6,398

5,732

2,780

1,010

853

646

September 2006

6,371

5,763

2,707

949

805

707

October 2006

6,757

5,966

2,873

1,022

919

751

November 2006

6,709

6,047

2,924

1,028

971

768

December 2006

5,101

4,504

2,092

805

723

621

January 2007

6,587

6,244

2,749

1,015

996

773

February 2007

6,487

5,975

2,716

982

997

797

March 2007

6,862

6,738

2,750

1,099

1,016

856

April 2007

5,911

5,711

2,212

960

882

646

May 2007

6,734

6,583

2,536

1,017

1,035

765

June 2007

6,817

6,573

2,679

1,059

1,034

681

July 2007

6,964

6,649

2,665

1,056

1,135

755

August 2007

6,829

6,345

2,619

1,078

1,061

782

September 2007

6,067

5,799

2,241

900

996

660

October 2007

7,164

7,074

2,658

1,093

1,249

730

November 2007

6,862

6,612

2,542

1,077

1,341

782

December 2007

4,817

4,477

1,775

810

875

539

January 2008

6,679

6,747

2,516

1,045

1,309

774

February 2008

6,453

6,212

2,317

1,076

1,270

774

March 2008

5,828

5,586

2,040

987

1,168

674

Total

208,016

190,194

88,733

32,999

29,184

21,331

Community order

Alcohol treatment

Residential

Mental health

Exclusion

Prohibited activity

Attendance centre

April 2005

19

1

0

2

3

0

May 2005

90

4

6

15

3

4

June 2005

155

17

17

23

5

12

July 2005

177

29

25

21

10

9

August 2005

184

36

34

17

15

12

September 2005

181

46

34

38

25

15

October 2005

184

43

43

29

19

13

November 2005

194

47

54

28

28

18

December 2005

172

45

49

22

22

11

January 2006

189

51

53

25

31

17

February 2006

200

64

60

44

22

17

March 2006

208

64

64

37

40

25

April 2006

185

45

58

34

27

17

May 2006

216

60

43

48

35

29

June 2006

222

62

65

41

48

39

July 2006

212

58

61

41

49

29

August 2006

229

69

76

42

43

28

September 2006

204

76

76

43

47

18

October 2006

227

60

70

44

50

29

November 2006

202

74

69

54

39

20

December 2006

144

78

55

57

52

19

January 2007

200

78

62

61

51

33

February 2007

200

80

44

82

67

34

March 2007

258

66

57

68

67

33

April 2007

215

75

61

55

56

31

May 2007

268

81

54

58

83

31

June 2007

270

95

68

60

63

38

July 2007

310

95

53

86

75

47

August 2007

324

70

58

88

70

40

September 2007

262

75

39

56

61

49

October 2007

339

86

55

83

95

37

November 2007

347

70

59

79

85

38

December 2007

274

61

42

69

74

20

January 2008

331

81

56

80

84

38

February 2008

330

61

68

108

88

45

March 2008

299

75

53

69

78

42

Total

8,021

2,178

1,841

1,807

1,710

937