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|Table B: The number of persons found guilty at all courts for offences relating to violent, and non violent offences, in England and Wales, by age group, 1998 to 2008( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|(1) Data given relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.|
(2) Data include the following offence types:
Violence against the person
Non Violent offences:
Theft and handling stolen goods
Fraud and forgery
Other indictable offences
Indictable motoring offences
Summary offences (excluding motoring)
Summary motoring offences
(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts, other agencies, and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(4) Information on the offenders dealt with by the Criminal Justice System does not necessarily reflect wider trends for characteristics of perpetrators of crimes, where often an offender will not be apprehended.
(5) Excludes Convictions for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2006.
(6) Includes those cases where sex is not stated.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services Ministry of Justice
[Ref: IOS 055-10]
Alan Johnson: The information requested is set out in the table. This shows the total number of offenders who were classified as Prolific and other Priority Offenders for each of the four full years since the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme was launched in September 2005.
Some offenders would have been classified as Prolific and other Priority Offenders during the course of the years shown, and others de-classified during the years shown, in accordance with local selection and de-selection criteria. At any given time, the total number of offenders classified as Prolific and other Priority Offenders is between 10,000 and 11,000 offenders.
The published evaluation of the Prolific and other Priority Offender programme in 2004 showed that the offenders first taken on to the programme in September and October 2004 reduced their convictions by 62 per cent. over their first 17 months on the programme.
|Individuals classified as prolific and other priority offenders, by year|
|Year (April to March)||Number of PPOs|
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the number of vehicles stolen during robberies and domestic burglaries in (a) London, (b) each police force area and (c) nationally in each year since 1998. 
The collection of these supplementary data began in 2007-08. Figures are not available prior to this date. These data are normally used for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics. These data are provisional and may be subject to change.
The Policing Green Paper announced that Sir David Normington, Permanent Secretary to the Home Office, would lead a review of the strategic data collection burden placed by the Home Office on police forces in England and Wales. Sir David's report was published on 16 February.
|Recorded offences of domestic burglaries and robberies in which a vehicle is taken( 1)|
|PFA||2007-08( 2)||2008-09( 3)||2007-08( 2)||2008-09( 3)|
|(1) The data given in this table are normally used for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics. These data are provisional and may be subject to change.|
(2) 42 police forces provided data for 2007-08.
(3) 41 police forces provided data for 2008-09.
(4) Police force unable to provide data.