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Pre-sentence Reports: Females

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL17746, tabled on 5 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women sentenced in (1) the magistrates courts, and (2) the Crown Courts, in England and Wales did not have a pre-sentence report prepared for them in each of the last five years.

Answered on

9 September 2019

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

It is not possible to give figures for the number of sentenced women who did not have a pre-sentence report (PSR), as this would involve a process of matching court record data with probation data and the cost of doing so would be disproportionate.

Regarding the women’s prison population according to age, as at 30 June 2019, the total number of female prisoners was 3,770. The age distribution is shown in the table below:

Age

Under 21

115

21-30

1,011

31-35

696

36-40

690

41-50

784

51-60

366

Over 60

108

Original answer


It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.