§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of male offenders reconvicted within two years commenced(a) probation with day centre on 4A requirements, (b) probation without requirements and (c) community service, in 1987.
§ Mr. Maclean
Reconviction statistics relate to "standard list" offences as defined in appendix 4 of "Criminal Statistics England and Wales, 1992". It is estimated from a sample of persons commencing supervision under the probation service in 1987 that the proportions of males reconvicted within two years were:
Per cent. Community service orders 56 Probation orders with a day centre or 4A requirement 66 Probation orders with no such requirement 54
Source: Reconvictions of those given Probation and Community Service Orders in 1987. Home Office Statistical Bulletin Issue 18/93.