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Reoffenders: East of England

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate for offenders in (a) Cambridgeshire probation area and (b) Peterborough probation area was in each of the last 10 years. (283424)

The local reoffending figures are produced by aggregating the data of four snapshots of the probation case load at the end of each quarter. Therefore the number of offenders quoted in the table is approximately four times the number of offenders on the case load at any one time.

The Cambridgeshire probation area has two local authorities (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough). The reoffending rate for both the probation area and the local authorities is shown as follows.

Local reoffending rates for Cambridgeshire: January-December 2008

Number of offenders

Actual reoffending rate (percentage)

Cambridgeshire probation area



Cambridgeshire local authority



Peterborough local authority



It is not always possible to assign a local authority to an offender so the totals for the local authorities do not sum to the number of reoffenders in the probation area.

Local adult reoffending rates by probation area or local authority are not available for periods prior to 1 October 2007-30 September 2008.

Further details on local adult reoffending is available at: