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Community Orders: North Yorkshire

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community orders were issued in (a) the area covered by Hambleton and Harrogate councils and (b) the North Yorkshire area in (i) 2003, (ii) 2004, (iii) 2005, (iv) 2006 and (v) 2007. (253143)

The available information is shown in the following table:

Number of community sentences issued in North Yorkshire police force area, 2003-07

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

All community sentences

2,434

2,547

2,842

2,598

2,712

Of which community orders1

n/a

n/a

1,017

1,650

1,651

n/a=Not available or Not Applicable

1 Community orders were introduced on the 4th of April 2005 and are available for offences committed on or after that date, and for offenders aged 18 and over.

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

Source:

OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice Ref: PQ(OMSAS) 026-09 (28/01/2009)

Data held by the Ministry of Justice are available by Police Force Area (PFA) and the table shows the figures for North Yorkshire PFA. These data are made available for smaller areas because detailed checks on sentencing data are not carried out at court level.