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Community Orders: North West

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community orders were issued in (a) Stockport Metropolitan Borough, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the North West in each of the last five years. (246076)

The available data for community sentences, including community orders made under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, is contained in the following table.

Data held by the Ministry of Justice is available by Police Force Area (PFA) and the table shows the figures for Greater Manchester PFA, and the North West (comprising Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire PFAs). Those data are not made available for smaller areas because detailed checks on sentencing data are not carried out at court level.

Number of persons sentenced to community sentences including community orders1 in Greater Manchester Police Force Area and North West Region2 2003-07

Greater Manchester

North West Region

Total community sentences

Of which

Community orders

Total community sentences

Of which

Community orders

2003

12,624

30,701

2004

14,351

33,820

2005

14,917

3,858

34,544

8,846

2006

14,209

9,044

32,997

20,164

2007

14,103

9,629,

35,168

23,476

1 Community orders are available for adults only and for offences committed on or after 04/042005.

2 The North West Region comprises Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire Police Force Areas.

Note:

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.