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Reoffenders

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate for offenders resident in each police force area was in each year since 1997. (289393)

The most recent reoffending rates are shown in the table. These data can be found in “Local Adult Reoffending 1 January 2008-31 December 2008 England and Wales” which was published 14 May 2009. This is available online at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/local-adult-reoffending-2008-ii.pdf

Further details on local adult reoffending are contained in this publication.

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

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.

Probation areas are coterminous with police force areas except in the case of London probation, which covers both the Metropolitan and the City of London police forces.

Local reoffending rates by probation area, 1 January-31 December 2008

Probation area

Cohort size (combining four quarters of probation case load data)

Actual rate of reoffending (percentage)

Derbyshire

11,434

8.10

Leicestershire

11,256

7.94

Lincolnshire

5,818

10.36

Northamptonshire

7,415

8.23

Nottinghamshire

14,483

10.89

Bedfordshire

5,606

8.56

Cambridgeshire

9,389

11.01

Essex

20,217

8.17

Hertfordshire

10,239

8.71

Norfolk

7,328

10.92

Suffolk

6,190

9.26

London

109,589

8.70

Durham

9,364

11.77

Northumbria

22,149

15.29

Teesside

11,720

15.33

Cheshire

11,248

8.66

Cumbria

6,655

12.70

Greater Manchester

46,970

10.00

Lancashire

22,724

11.07

Merseyside

26,040

9.55

Hampshire

19,665

9.83

Kent

16,767

8.25

Surrey

6,132

8.55

Sussex

14,870

7.42

Thames Valley

20,038

9.79

Avon and Somerset

13,935

10.10

Devon and Cornwall

11,450

9.41

Dorset

5,787

10.54

Gloucestershire

5,752

12.15

Wiltshire

5,167

9.39

Dyfed-Powys

4,666

11.02

Gwent

8,524

10.83

North Wales

9,268

10.85

South Wales

19,878

11.96

Staffordshire

12,635

8.80

Warwickshire

5,147

10.51

West Mercia

11,204

9.91

West Midlands

51,622

8.95

Humberside

11,967

10.24

North Yorkshire

6,617

12.32

South Yorkshire

17,715

11.28

West Yorkshire

32,512

10.89