Sentencing:Written question - HL6526

Asked on: 20 March 2018
Ministry of Justice
To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the rates of concordance between sentences and pre-sentence report recommendations in England and Wales in each financial year from 2011–12 to 2016–17 in cases where the index offence was (1) violence against the person, (2) a sexual offence, (3) robbery, (4) a theft offence, and (5) criminal damage and arson.
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 26 April 2018

The information requested, where possible, has been provided in the attached tables. The total number of pre-sentence reports, produced for eligible offenders, over the last few years correlates with the fall in overall offenders in the criminal justice system.

The breakdowns requested in HL6523 are not available due to differences in offence recording in the database. The table covers all of the offences categories as requested in HL6526 except theft is labelled as ‘theft and handling’, and criminal damage and arson is labelled as ‘criminal damage’. The breakdown for possession of weapons, public order offences and summary non-motoring, as requested in HL6527, are not available. The offence category for fraud is included within ‘fraud and forgery’.

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Grouped Questions: HL6523 | HL6527

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