HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c27W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are currently serving a prison sentence of over five years having been charged with(a) violent and (b) non-violent offences. [52049]

Ms Quin

The available breakdown, by type of offence, of those prisoners serving sentences of over five years in prisons in England and Wales, is given in the table.

Number1 of sentenced prisoners serving sentences of over five years, by type of offence England and Wales—30 June 1998
Number of persons
All establishments offence Number serving sentences of over five years
Offences with immediate custodial sentence 14,672
Violence against the person 5,309
Murder 3,096
Other homicide and attempted homicide 856
Wounding 995
Assaults 9
Cruelty to children 9
Other offences of violence against the person 344
Sexual Offences 2,537
Buggery and indecency between males 261
Rape 1,831
Gross indecency with children 125
Other sexual offences 320
Burglary 571
Robbery 2,613
Theft and Handling 109
Taking and driving away 4
Other thefts 72
Handling stolen goods 33
Fraud and Forgery 70
Fraud 64
Forgery 6
Drug Offences 2,650
Other Offences 515
Arson 221
Criminal damage 12
Motoring offences 8
Blackmail 28
Kidnapping 86
Affray 2
Violent disorder 7
Perjury, libel, pervert course of justice 9
Threat/disorderly behaviour 5
Breach of court order 4
Other 133
Offence not recorded 298
1 Provisional figures