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Offenders: Sentencing

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pre-sentencing reports were requested in relation to offences of (a) false documentation, (b) assisting in the running of a brothel, (c) soliciting or loitering and (d) cannabis cultivation between 1 April 2009 and 31 January 2010. (324636)

Figures showing the numbers of pre-sentence reports that were issued in the period between 1 April 2009 and 30 September 2009, the latest date for which figures have been published for the offences indicated, are as follows:

Number

Forging vehicle or driving documents

49

Keeping brothel

13

Loitering/soliciting

7

Procuration

14

Soliciting woman from motor vehicle

1

Supply Class B drug

490

All other offences

115,636

All

116,210

These are a reworking of figures available at the following website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/probation quarterly.htm

Information on cannabis cultivation is not held separately; only offences involving driver and vehicle documentation are included.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.