Everything you want to know about probation

The most up-to-date data

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 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

I hope you find them of use and interest.

Compendium last updated 17 December 2019

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