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Probation: Reoffenders

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many high-risk offenders committed further serious crimes in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk while under the supervision of the Probation Service in each of the last three years. (286401)

The number of further serious crimes committed by high risk offenders in the East of England and more specifically in Suffolk, by offenders under the supervision of Probation areas in the region are as follows:

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

East of England

10

3

3

Suffolk

0

0

0

These figures relate to those offenders who were assessed as at high or very high risk of causing serious harm through the Offender Assessment System who were subsequently convicted of a serious further offence, committed while the offender was under probation supervision in the community. These figures include offences of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (section 18), although this offence was removed from the criteria of a serious further offence on 1 December 2008.