This publication provides key statistics relating to offenders who are in prison or under Probation Service supervision in England and Wales.
Latest figures for the quarter January to March 2014 are provided and compared to the same period in 2013 for flows into these services (receptions into prison or probation starts) and flows out (releases from prison or probation terminations) as well as the caseload of both services at specific points in time.
This is with the exception of the prison population where more recent data are available (30 June 2014). Between the end of June 2013 and the end of June 2014, the prison population increased by 2% from 83,842 to 85,509. The majority of this is explained by the remand population which increased by 11% from 10,971 to 12,197 over the same period. Changes to the sentenced population explain the rest of the increase.
Pre-release list for Offender Management Statistics Quarterly
The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State; Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties; Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice, and Victims; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation; Permanent Secretary; Director General, Criminal Justice Group; Director General, Finance; Director of Analytical Services; Director of Sentencing and Rehabilitation; Deputy Director, Head of Sentencing Policy and Penalties Unit; Policy Manager Criminal Justice Group (x3); and relevant special advisors, press officers, and private secretaries.
Director General, National Offender Management Service; Deputy Director, Head of Planning and Analysis Group (PAG); Deputy Director, Head of Offender Management and Public Protection Unit; Head of Public Protection Casework Section (OMPPG); Head of NOMS Population Strategy.
Other Government Departments
Secretary of State for the Home Department, and Private Secretary. Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Senior Policy Advisor, Home and Legal Team, Public Services Group, HM Treasury Deputy Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister
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Home Office Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary; Director General, Crime and Policing Group.