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Crime and Disorder Act 1988

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in each of the last five years. (301797)

Information is provided by the Ministry of Justice on how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in each of the last five years.

Information showing the number of persons proven at court to have breached a parenting order from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in the following table.

Data for 2008 are planned for publication on 28 January 2010.

The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

Number of defendants proven at court to have breached a parenting order, under Section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, from 2003 to 20071

Number of defendants

2003

11

2004

20

2005

22

2006

25

2007

31

1 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.