HC Deb 06 May 1993 vol 224 c178W
Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the reconviction rate for people released from prison on licence who were serving life sentences.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Two per cent. of life licensees released between 1972 and 1988 were convicted of a "grave" offence—violent crime—within two years of discharge and 4 per cent. of those persons released between 1972 and 1985 were reconvicted within five years. The figures for a "standard list" offence—indictable plus certain summary offences—were 10 and 21 per cent respectively. This information was published in statistical bulletin 3/93, a copy of which is in the Library.