§ Lord Donaldson of Kingsbridge
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of those sentenced to immediate custodial sentences (including partly suspended sentences) in the most recent year for which figures are available were convicted of offences involving violence, sex, robbery, arson or drug trafficking.
What percentage of offenders of all ages sentenced for indictable offences in 1984 received immediate custodial sentences (including partly suspended sentences).
What percentage of (a) male and (b) female offenders aged 21 and over sentenced for indictable offences in 1984 received immediate custodial sentences (including partly suspended sentences).1190WA
§ Lord Glenarthur
The available information is published annually in,Criminal Statistics, England and Wales (Table 7.15 of the latest issue for 1983, Cmnd. 9349, and in the Supplementary Tables—Vol. 1 Table S1.1(A) for magistrates' courts and Vol. 2 Table S2.1(A) for the Crown Court). The percentages requested are given in the following table. More detailed information on sentencing for offences of drug trafficking is published annually in a Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Statistics of the Misuse of Drugs in the United Kingdom (Issue 18/84 for 1983).
PERSONS SENTENCED FOR INDICTABLE OFFENCES WHO RECEIVED AN IMMEDIATE CUSTODIAL SENTENCE AS A PERCENTAGE OF ALL THOSE SENTENCED, 1983:
England and Wales Percentages All ages Males 21 and over Females 21 and over 16.5 19.5 6.1
Violence against the person Sexual offences Robbery Arson Drug offences 15.4 23.0 76.4 31.0 11.3