Justice Committee - First Report Crime reduction policies: a co-ordinated approach?
Published: Jun 2014
Since 2010, crime has been falling, but the Justice Committee found that the extent to which this can, in practice, be attributed to the success of national or local crime reduction policies is unclear. Re-offending rates which had been falling have stabilised over this period but remain relatively high, and it concerns the authors that last year there has been a fall in the proportion of local areas achieving a decrease in reoffending. The Justice Committee call on the Government to seek to recognise more explicitly where reoffending has fallen and seek to understand why. The prison population has remained high but its once inexorable growth seems to have calmed.