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Reoffenders

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the most recent figures are for the re-offending rate of people aged (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 21 and (c) over 21 years old for people who have been released from prison. (308068)

Table 1 contains the one year reoffending rates for offenders aged under 18 who were discharged from custody in the first quarter of each year for which data are available.

Table 1: One year reoffending rates for offenders aged under 18 discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07

Cohort

Number of offenders

Rate of reoffending

Number of offences per 100 offenders

2000 Q1

912

75.7

482.1

2002 Q1

959

72.9

465.9

2003 Q1

786

73.8

442.5

2004 Q1

815

76.4

414.8

2005 Q1

844

73.1

409.5

2006 Q1

817

77.0

404.0

2007 Q1

778

75.3

359.0

Table 2 contains the one year reoffending rates for adult offenders aged 18 to 21, and 22 and over, who were discharged from custody in the first quarter of each year for which data are available.

Table 2: One year reoffending rates for adults discharged from custody, 2000, 2002-07, by age of offender

Age

Cohort

Number of offenders

Rate of reoffending

Number of offences per 100 offenders

18-21

2000 Q1

3,653

63.9

333.0

2002 Q1

3,369

63.7

349.5

2003 Q1

2,985

61.9

334.9

2004 Q1

2,980

58.8

301.8

2005 Q1

2,682

56.5

266.8

2006 Q1

2,500

53.8

243.0

2007 Q1

2,285

56.2

267.7

22 and over

2000 Q1

12,064

47.6

219.1

2002 Q1

12,196

52.6

271.2

2003 Q1

11,361

51.8

264.4

2004 Q1

12,769

50.3

241.7

2005 Q1

11,897

47.4

219.9

2006 Q1

11,864

44.9

201.1

2007 Q1

10,525

45.3

213.5

Note:

Reoffending data are not available for 2001 due to a problem with archived data on court orders. Since it will not substantially increase the knowledge on the current progress on reoffending, no resources have been allocated to fix this problem.

More information on the reoffending rates is available from the Ministry of Justice website.

Adult reoffending:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/reoffendingofadults.htm

Juvenile reoffending:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/reoffendingjuveniles.htm