Reoffenders

Ministry of Justice written question – answered am ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (International Trade), Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people recalled to prison were recalled due to (a) new offences, (b) a lack of address and (c) non-compliance with appointments in the latest 12 months for which data is available.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Public protection is our priority. The decision to recall on offender on licensed supervision is taken on the professional advice of senior probation staff following consideration of safe alternatives to recall. Where offenders are recalled, it is because they present a risk of serious harm to the public and the controls available are no longer sufficient to keep the public safe. These individuals will remain in prison for only as long as necessary to protect the public.

Reasons for recall are recorded and published as set out in the table below. Further breakdown of recall reasons is not possible without significant manual checks.

Recall period

Oct-Dec 2022

Jan-Mar 2023*

Apr-Jun 2023

Jul-Sep 2023

% Proportion

Total Recalls

6,092

6,824

6,814

7,030

Facing further charge

1,821

1,977

1,883

1,815

28

Non-compliance

4,378

5,047

5,038

5,376

74

Failed to keep in touch

1,960

2,140

2,110

2,286

32

Failed to reside

1,613

1,792

1,810

1,920

27

Drugs/alcohol

413

437

489

577

7

Poor Behaviour - Relationships

205

214

212

224

3

HDC - Time violation

124

131

171

151

2

HDC - Inability to monitor

65

75

71

81

1

Failed home visit

89

78

73

86

1

HDC - Failed installation

37

29

30

51

1

HDC - Equipment Tamper

9

2

15

11

0

Other

1,091

1,299

1,304

1,296

19

  1. * Figures for Jan-Mar 2023 have been revised since last publication.

  1. The table includes instances of offenders recalled multiple times.

  1. Recall reasons do not sum to the total number of recalls published, as more than one reason can be recorded against each recall.

We routinely publish recall data at:

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

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