§ Mr. Sackville
Information is not yet available about the previous convictions of offenders who have only recently been given curfew orders. In the first full year of the trials, nobody sentenced to a curfew order for theft was a first offender.
Central records do not allow shoplifting to be distinguished from other offences of theft. As a result, it is not possible to say how many of those receiving curfew orders have been persistent shoplifters.