HC Deb 02 June 1980 vol 985 cc520-1W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people held in Her Majesty's prisons have been convicted of crimes of violence in the years 1975 to 1979, respectively, in (a) England and Wales and (b) Greater London.

Mr. Brittan

[pursuant to his reply, 12 May 1980, c. 346]: The information for England and Wales is given in the following table.

Proportion of the population of prisons and remand centres in England and Wales serving sentences for offences of violence against the person.

Date Percentage
30 June 1975 14
30 June 1976 15
30 June 1977 16
30 June 1978 16
30 June 1979 16(1)
(1)Provisional estimate

Corresponding information for establishments in Greater London could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.