All you need to know about probation

My new compendium of the latest data on probation: caseloads; types of supervision; court reports etc.

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This is the latest in my new series of compendiums of the latest data and trends in the criminal justice system. Following compendiums on prisons,  sentencing, and offender equalities, this edition focuses on trends in probation.

For the best experience, click through the visualisation at the bottom of this page, this allows you to hover over data points and see the exact data. If you can’t see the visualisation below on your device, you can find it here.

Topics covered include:

  • The decline of community sentences over the last decade
  • Caseload figures (including changes in different forms of supervision)
  • The offence profile of people on community supervision
  • A breakdown of the popularity of different requirements on community orders and suspended sentence orders
  • Successful completion rates (and reasons for termination) for community supervision
  • The spectacular drop in the number of full Pre-Sentence reports

If you don’t have the time or inclination to do that. I’ve reproduced the charts as graphics below. You can also click on each individual graphic to go to the interactive chart.

I hope you find them of use and interest.

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