Adult and juvenile reoffending statistics for 2008 were published yesterday.
The figures show that adult reoffences fell 6.2%, from 165.7 reoffences per 100 offenders in the baseline year, 2005, to 155.5 in 2008. This fall is less than in the previous year, reflecting a 5.5% increase in reoffending rates between 2007 and 2008. Between 2000 and 2008, the frequency of adult reoffending fell by 15.9% from 185.0 reoffences per 100 offenders in 2000 to 155.5 in 2008.
There was an 8.9% fall in the number of juvenile reoffences committed from 2005 to 2008, from 125.0 to 113.9 reoffences per 100 offenders. Between 2000 and 2008, the frequency of juvenile reoffending fell 24.8%.
The number of reoffences classified as serious remains less than 1 per 100 offenders. Adult reoffences classified as serious rose from 0.85 serious offences per 100 offenders in 2005 to 0.87 in 2008. This is greater than the 2007 value of 0.77 serious offences per 100 offenders. Juvenile reoffences classified as serious fell from 0.90 serious offences per 100 offenders in 2005 to 0.84 in 2008. Because of the small numbers of serious offences, these figures should be interpreted with caution.
If you haven’t nodded off the full details can be found here
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