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Reoffenders

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 2737, tabled on 4 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many serious further offence reviews were carried out in each community rehabilitation company area and for the National Probation Service in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Answered on

12 July 2017

A mandatory serious further offence (SFO) review is triggered where an offender under statutory probation supervision is charged with murder, manslaughter, rape or certain other serious violent or sexual offences. Not in all cases will the charge result in a conviction for an SFO.

The table below provides the number of SFO reviews carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) and the National Probation Service (NPS) between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

Probation Provider

2015-2016

2016-2017

Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire CRC

10

15

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC

9

14

Cheshire and Greater Manchester CRC

23

25

Cumbria and Lancashire CRC

11

7

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland CRC

14

16

Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC

5

6

Durham Tees Valley CRC

1

6

Essex CRC

9

10

Hampshire and Isle of Wight CRC

3

2

Humberside, Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire CRC

11

10

Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC

12

15

London CRC

40

29

Merseyside CRC

3

8

Norfolk and Suffolk CRC

2

7

Northumbria CRC

9

12

South Yorkshire CRC

10

4

Staffordshire and West Midlands CRC

8

14

Thames Valley CRC

10

3

Wales CRC

9

15

Warwickshire and West Mercia CRC

6

5

West Yorkshire CRC

17

10

Total CRC

222

233

Total NPS

285

284

Total

507

517

We are not able to answer from central records the question in the precise form asked. However, between 1 February 2015 and 31 Dec 2016, 46 offenders were convicted of murder, who at the time of the offence were subject to supervision by a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). This figure is subject to change as a number of other cases are still going through the legal process.

The table below provides the number of SFOs carried out by the former Probation Trusts in England and Wales between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2014.

Probation Trust

2010-11

2011-12

2012-2013

2013-14

Avon and Somerset

10

17

8

10

Bedfordshire

1

8

4

3

Cambridgeshire

5

4

7

5

Cheshire

3

11

6

5

Cumbria

4

2

0

0

Derbyshire

8

11

10

8

Devon and Cornwall

6

8

5

6

Dorset

1

1

3

1

Durham

12

18

9

10

Dyfed-Powys

3

3

0

2

Essex

16

19

8

11

Gloucestershire

3

0

1

6

Greater Manchester

29

20

37

33

Gwent

6

3

5

4

Hampshire

13

8

13

8

Hertfordshire

6

11

4

8

Humberside

11

9

3

7

Kent

22

18

13

13

Lancashire

18

8

13

8

Leicestershire and Rutland

3

8

5

12

Lincolnshire

3

1

6

1

London

89

89

75

88

Merseyside

10

15

16

15

Norfolk

5

0

7

4

North Wales

6

7

7

8

North Yorkshire

4

1

3

7

Northamptonshire

7

7

2

1

Northumbria

22

17

10

14

Nottinghamshire

7

8

7

15

South Wales

11

5

12

7

South Yorkshire

13

10

14

17

Suffolk

3

0

2

2

Surrey

6

1

2

0

Sussex

3

5

5

7

Thames Valley

7

14

15

7

Warwickshire

2

1

6

2

West Mercia

7

5

7

6

West Midlands

33

37

34

37

West Yorkshire

21

30

20

26

Wiltshire

2

1

5

5

Totals

441

441

409

429