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Offenders: Peterborough

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who have taken part in the prolific and other priority offenders programme in the Peterborough city council area since 2004 re-offended within 12 months of completing the programme; and if she will make a statement. (242753)

The information requested is not held or collected as part of the performance management arrangements for the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme. The reoffending rate of Prolific and other Priority Offenders is now included as one of the Government’s National Indicators for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships. The relevant indicator—National Indicator 30—has been included in Peterborough’s Local Area Agreement, with an agreed target of a 22 per cent. reduction in re-offending among the area’s Prolific and other Priority Offenders in the current year.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have taken part in the prolific and other priority offenders programme in the Peterborough City Council area since 2004; and if she will make a statement. (242754)

The performance management arrangements for the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme provides a snapshot of the number of offenders classified as Prolific and other Priority Offenders at the time at which data are provided to the Home Office. The table provides the numbers who were so classified in Peterborough at the end of March each year since the programme began.

It is not possible to derive from this a figure for the total number of offenders who have ever been classified as Prolific and other Priority Offenders in the area since the programme began, because each of the figures given does not necessarily represent a wholly new cohort.

Peterborough

Number of PPOs

March 2005

15

March 2006

19

March 2007

20

March 2008

29