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Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people released from prison less than half way through their sentence had reoffended before the date originally set for the end of the sentence in each of the last three years, broken down by offence. (253388)

Information about the length of time that a prisoner spent in prison cannot be extracted from the Police National Computer database and we do not collate this information from the prisoner discharge dataset in the production of reoffending data. These are the two key sources for producing statistics on reoffending following a discharge from prison.

Further information on the one year rates of reoffending can be found at

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/reoffendingofadults.htm.