Consultation outcome

Changes to reoffending statistics following the introduction of the rehabilitation programme

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

From 30 July 2015 to 30 October 2015, the Ministry of Justice ran a consultation on changes to the proven reoffending statistical publication.

The key change that was proposed was to align the existing reoffending measure with those measures necessary for assessing progress against the rehabilitation reforms.

This paper summarises the responses received to that consultation. Having considered the responses to the consultation, details of the post consultation position are:

  • Proven reoffending measures will be published using the proposed 3 month cohorts
  • The new publication will contain a chapter on CRC Payment by Results and NPS division proven reoffending performance measure
  • For assessing the likelihood of reoffending OGRS4/G will be used for adult cohorts and for juvenile cohorts the Youth Offender Group Reconviction Scale (YOGRS) will be used
  • From October 2016 we will provide interim Payment by Results results.

The existing adult and juvenile reoffending statistics will continue in their current form until the reoffending outcomes for the first Payment by Results cohort become available in October 2017.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on proposals to changes to the presentation of the data in reoffending statistics after October 2017.


Consultation description

This consultation proposes changes to the presentation of reoffending statistics produced by the Ministry of Justice. These proposals are a consequence of the implementation of the transforming rehabilitation programme introduced in February 2015.