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Probation: Essex

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of (a) male to female offenders and (b) male to female probation staff in each age range in the Essex probation area was in the latest period for which figures are available. (287500)

The information in the following tables shows the ratio of male to female offenders in each age range and the total male to female staff in each age range in the Essex probation area. There is a higher proportion of male to female offenders and a higher proportion of female to male staff. This has been fairly consistent in recent years.

Table 1: Male to female ratio of offenders in the Essex probation area in each age range

Ratio of offenders by gender, for each age range

Male : Female

Under 20

7.7 : 1

20 to 29

6.9: 1

30 to 39

5.8: 1

40 to 49

5.5: 1

50 to 59

7.0: 1

60 to 69

18.7: 1

70 and over

27.0 : 1

Table 2: The total male to female staff in each age range in the Essex probation area

Ratio of overall staff by gender, for age range

Male : Female

Under 20

1 : 1

20 to 29

1 : 5

30 to 39

1 : 3.4

40 to 49

1 : 1.7

50 to 59

1 : 1.9

60 to 69

1 : 1

70 and over

1 : 1