Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered am ar 9 Tachwedd 2022.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Llafur, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders were recalled from licence to prison in each year since 2010.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The number of recalls(1) from licence to prison in each year since 2010 is set out in the table below.

(1) The table includes instances of offenders recalled multiple times. Recording of data over time did not always contain unique identifiers, making identification of unique offenders in historical datasets not possible without significant manual checks

Year

Number of Recalls

2010

15,475

2011

16,297

2012

16,581

2013

17,332

2014

17,649

2015

21,467

2016

21,559

2017

21,915

2018

24,268

2019

26,503

2020

24,437

2021

22,105

2022

11,270*

* Covers only the first two quarters of 2022.

The Government is focused on public protection.  Offenders on licence can be recalled to prison at any time if they breach their licence conditions.

We routinely publish recall data at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly.

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