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NCJ Number: 141259 Find in a Library
Journal: Home Office Statistical Bulletin  Issue:3/93  Dated:(February 1993)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Criminal histories are updated for life licensees and restricted offenders in England and Wales who initially were released to the end of 1990.
Abstract: The numbers released on life license in England and Wales declined to 100 a year in 1982-1983 to about 50 a year in 1986-1987 but increased to nearly 80 in 1989-1990. For life licensees, the 2-year reconviction rate remains relatively stable at 2 percent for a "grave" offense (violent crime), and 10 percent for "standard list" offenses. This is much lower than the rate for all adult male ex-prisoners, some 50 percent. Reconviction rates for life licensees initially convicted of homicide were lower than for other offenses but twice as high for those with previous convictions as for those with no previous convictions. The reconviction rates were higher for restricted offenders from special hospitals and for those with a psychopathic disorder compared to those with mental impairment and mental illness. Within 2 years, one in 10 licensees and restricted offenders were recalled. 11 tables
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics; Life sentences
Index Term(s): England; Offender statistics; Recidivism statistics; Wales
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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