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Reoffenders: Manchester

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders from Greater Manchester were charged with each category of violent offence while under supervision by the Probation Service in each of the last five years. (282041)

The National Offender Management Service holds information on the number of offenders charged with serious further (violent) offences whilst under probation supervision for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08. However, this does not include all types of violent offence. The following table contains data on the number of offenders, managed by Greater Manchester probation area, who were charged with certain violent offences, where there was a requirement initially to notify the National Offender Management Service, in line with the Serious Further Offence Probation Circulars 06/2006 and 41/2006.

Notifications of serious further offence (violent offence) charges received by National Offender Management Service for 2006-07 and 2007-08. Serious Further Offence breakdown of Greater Manchester cases notified to NOMS PPU between 1 April 2006 —31 March 2008

Serious violent offence description

Initial notifications received 2006-07

Initial notifications received 2007-08

Aggravated burglary (section 10 of the Theft Act 1968)

0

6

Aggravated theft

4

5

Arson (section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971)

10

9

Attempt to commit murder or a conspiracy to commit murder

7

6

Burglary with intent to (a) inflict grievous bodily harm on a person or (b) do unlawful damage to a building or anything in it. (section 9 of the Theft Act 1968)

0

2

Causing death by dangerous driving (section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988)

4

2

False imprisonment

3

6

Kidnapping

6

6

Manslaughter

1

0

Murder

9

6

Other offences against the person

5

2

Other serious violent offence

6

5

Possession of firearm at time of committing or being arrested for offence specified in Schedule 1 to that Act (section 17(2) of the Firearms Act 1968)

0

1

Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life (section 16 of the Firearms Act 1968)

0

1

Robbery or assault with intent to rob (section 8 of the Theft Act 1968)

0

1

Serious firearms offences (SFO)

8

22

Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (section 18 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861)

40

57

Total

103

137