Why it Works

The Stats - Inside and Out
Bringing offenders to justice is pointless if these same criminals go on to offend again. Currently 64% re-offend within 2 years of release.

Leeds and the West Yorkshire area in general, has one of the highest rates of burglary in the country, and given the significant number of burglaries one offender can commit, the cost saving benefits for addressing a particular type of crime are substantial.

The Billion Pound Problem

Between 1993 and 2014 the prison population in England and Wales increased by more than 40,000, a 91% rise.
As of May 2017, the prison population in England and Wales was 85,763.

  • At an average annual cost per prison place of £35,182, this represents a total cost to the taxpayer in excess of £3 billion per year.
  • The cost of re-offending is greater still; re-offending is calculated as costing the economy an estimated £18 Billion per year. (Ministry of Justice Analytical Report 2019)
  • Re-offending rates in the UK remain far too high; 50% of adults are re-convicted within one year of release. For those serving sentences of less than 6 months this increases to 64%.
  • In 2013-14 only 25% of prisoners entered employment upon release from prison. Just 12% of those ex-offenders referred to the Government’s Work Programme have secured employment that they have held for 6 months or more.
Our Impact in Numbers
2017 2018 2019 (Jan – Sep)
Total Referrals 500 717 761 653
Total Interviewed 214 278 366 342
Into Work 76 70 103 120
Currently in Work (Over 6 Months) 52 60 79 18
Returned to Custody 12 2 1 3
%PPO (Priority Prolific Offenders) 51% 35% 25% 12.5%
Retention Rate 69% 74% 73% 80%
Convictions Pre TN 1079 996 1208 Pending
Conviction Cost* Pre TN £70.1m £64.74m £78.52m Pending
Convictions Post TN 71 18 22 Pending
Convictions Cost* Post TN £4.6m £1.17m £1.43m Pending
Re-conviction % after
placing in work
6.6% 1.8% 1.82% Pending
Reduction in Convictions 93.4% 98.19% 98.18% Pending
No. of people re-convicted
after placing in work
18 (23.7%) 5 (5.91%) 9 (8.7%) Pending

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