Cookies: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
House of Commons Hansard
x
29 March 2010
Volume 508
The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) adult and (b) juvenile offenders in the first quarter of 2008 cohort committed a re-offence in each (i) index disposal and (ii) re-offence category. [323698]

The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

Table 1 shows the number of adults who reoffended within one year, and the frequency of reoffending (per 100 offenders), broken down by index disposal for adults who commenced a court order or were discharged from custody in the first quarter of 2008. Table 2 shows the number of reoffences committed within one year by the same cohort, broken down by offence type.

Table 1: Adults: Actual reoffending rates and frequency of reoffending per 100 offenders, by index disposal, 2008 cohort

Number of offenders in the cohort

Number of offenders that reoffended

Proportion of offenders that reoffended

Number of offences committed per 100 offenders

Court Orders

37,619

13,589

36.1

123.2

Community Orders

27,504

10,127

36.8

128.5

Suspended Sentence Orders

9,875

3,392

34.3

108.5

Custody

16,099

7,952

49.4

230.9

Overall total

53,718

21,541

40.1

155.5

Table 2: Adults: Number of reoffences by offence type, 2008 cohort

Reoffence type

Number of reoffences

Number of offences

83,516

Violence (serious)

366

Violence (non serious)

9,561

Robbery

665

Public order or riot

7,733

Sexual

365

Sexual (child)

63

Soliciting or prostitution

127

Domestic burglary

1,574

Other burglary

2,339

Theft

25,490

Handling

1,017

Fraud and forgery

1,716

Absconding or bail offences

6,986

Taking and driving away and related offences

1,235

Theft from vehicles

1,229

Other motoring offences

8,198

Drink driving

1,194

Criminal or malicious damage

4,214

Drugs import/export/production/supply

646

Drugs possession/small scale supply

4,719

Other

4,079

Table 3 shows the number of juveniles who reoffended within one year, and the frequency of reoffending (per 100 offenders), broken down by index disposal for juveniles released from custody or commencing a non-custodial court disposal or given an out-of-court disposal in the first quarter of 2008. Table 4 shows the number of reoffences committed within one year by the same cohort, broken down by offence type.

Table 3: Juveniles: Actual reoffending rates and frequency of reoffending per 100 offenders, by index disposal, 2008 cohort

Number of offenders in the cohort

Number of offenders that reoffended

Proportion of offenders that reoffended

Number of offences committed per 100 offenders

Out-of-court disposal

26,962

6,787

25.2

55.5

First-tier penalty

9,951

4,534

45.6

141.8

Discharge

2,008

1,052

52.4

183.6

Fine

1,089

616

56.6

190.5

Referral Order

5,915

2,249

38.0

102.0

Reparation Order

939

617

65.7

246.5

Community penalty

6,359

4,296

67.6

265.9

Attendance Centre Order

634

399

62.9

208.7

Supervision Order

2,721

1,931

71.0

294.5

Action Plan Order

1,031

658

63.8

224.2

Community Rehabilitation Order

688

470

68.3

267.2

Community Punishment Order

346

220

63.6

238.2

Curfew Order

610

421

69.0

297.0

Unknown

329

197

59.9

239.5

Custody

816

606

74.3

342.5

Other disposal

749

490

65.4

308.9

Total

44,837

16,713

37.3

113.9

Table 4: Juveniles: Number of reoffences by offence type, 2008 cohort

Reoffence type

Number of reoffences

Number of reoffences

51,084

Violence (serious)

281

Violence (non serious)

10,117

Robbery

1,267

Public order or riot

5,609

Sexual

80

Sexual (child)

52

Soliciting or prostitution

0

Domestic burglary

1,745

Other burglary

1,370

Theft

7,558

Handling

748

Fraud and forgery

627

Absconding or bail offences

1,786

Taking and driving away and related offences

1,571

Theft from vehicles

645

Other motoring offences

4,210

Drink driving

281

Criminal or malicious damage

6,775

Drugs import/export/production/supply

250

Drugs possession/small scale supply

3,063

Other

3,049

The definition of a reoffence differs between adults and juveniles. For adults, any offence within a year of release from custody or commencement of a court order, which is proven by court conviction within 18 months of release, is counted as a reoffence. For juveniles released from custody or commencing a non-custodial court disposal or given an out-of-court disposal, an offence proven by court conviction or a caution within the same time period is counted as a reoffence. For this reasons the adult and juvenile reoffending rates are not directly comparable.

Adult and juvenile reoffending data for the 2008 cohort were published on 18 March 2010, copies of which have been placed in the House of Commons Library.

Alternatively, further information on adult reoffending is available at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/reoffendingof adults.htm

Further information on juvenile reoffending is available at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/reoffending juveniles.htm