Prisoners' Release: Electronic Tagging:Written question - 271591

Asked by Neil O'Brien

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Asked on: 01 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners' Release: Electronic Tagging
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people released on Home Detention Curfew in each year since 2010 were serving sentences relating to (a) criminal damage and arson, (b) drug offences, (c) fraud, (d) miscellaneous crimes against society, (e) possession of weapons, (f) public order, (g) robbery, (h) sexual offences, (i) summary motoring, (j) summary non-motoring, (k) theft and (l) violence against the person.
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 31 July 2019

HDC is a robust scheme which allows suitable, risk assessed, prisoners to work towards rehabilitation in the community, while remaining subject to strict monitoring and other conditions. If they breach these, they can be returned to custody. HDC allows reintegration back into the community in a controlled and supervised way, which research suggests may help to reduce the risk of further offending.

The attached table shows the number and proportion of offenders released on Home Detention Curfew, in each year since 2010 by offence group.

Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 18.42 KB)

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