proven reoffences committed
Bringing offenders to justice is pointless if these same criminals go on to offend again.
The purpose of this page is to paint a picture of the reality of managing offenders and to show the importance of tackling reoffending.
there were 514,000 adult and juvenile offenders, 136,000 of these offenders committed a proven re-offence within a year.
While punishment is an important way of dealing with crime, and one of the five purposes of sentencing, on its own it is often not enough to stop criminals reoffending
One of the biggest factors that lead to reoffending are criminals' use of drugs and alcohol, so it is crucial that the sentence they get addresses these problems as well as punishing the offender.
Find out how likely it is that adult and juvenile offenders who were released from custody, received a non-custodial conviction at court, received a caution, or received a reprimand or warning between January to December 2013 in your area will go on to commit further offences, and how many offences they will typically commit. You can search according to your local council.
Rate of reoffending
Offences per reoffender
Proven reoffending statistics are published on the Justice website, visit the gov.uk website; they measure, over a 12 month period, the proven reoffending for all adult and juvenile offenders who were released from custody, or who received a non-custodial conviction at court, a caution, a reprimand, a warning.
These results do not account for the fact that each area may have very different offenders.
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