§ Mr. Charles Irving
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table giving the reconviction rate, over a two-year period, of adult male prisoners discharged during 1971, 1972 and 1975 from sentences of over three months, showing figures if those discharged after serving their first prison sentence are excluded and showing the equivalent figures for male young prisoners, and for young male offenders discharged from: (1) detention centres and (2) borstals.
§ Mr. John
The latest readily available information is given in the following table. The reconvictions shown are of all males discharged from prisons—including those released from their first custodial sentence—borstals and detention centres in 1971 and 1972.
Proportion of Males reconvicted in a two-year period following discharge Discharged from Discharged in 1971 1972 Percentage Male Prisons (Adults) … 47.4 47.9 Borstals … 62.8 63.4 Detention Centres … 53.4 54.3