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Indictable Offence Sentences By Gender And Type

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What percentage of male and female offenders respectively sentenced for indictable offences in 1997 received (a) prison sentences, (b) fines, (c) community service orders, (d) probation orders, (e) combination orders and (f) discharges. [HL3073]

Available information for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is given in the attached tables.

Table B: Percentage of offenders with charge proved for cases heard in High and Sheriff courts1by sex and main disposal, Scotland, 1996
Year & SexTotalCustodyFineCommunity service orderProbation orderCombination orderAbsolute discharge2Other
1996
Males10019587791
Females10075659212
1 No direct equivalent to indictable offences.
2 Absolute discharge also includes admonition or caution.
— Not applicable in Scotland.
Table C: Percentage of offenders convicted at all courts for indictable offences by gender and disposal, Northern Ireland, 1996 and 1997
Immediate
Year & SexTotalcustody1FineSupervision in the community2Conditional dischargeOther3
1996
Males1002425171123
Females100622262620
1997
Males1002425181122
Females100825242320
1 Immediate custody = Prison, YOC and Training School.
2 Supervision in the community = Probation, Community service Order and Attendance Centre Order.
3 "Other" includes suspended custody, recognizance and absolute discharge.