Hundreds of murders and rapes committed by offenders on suspended sentences, stats reveal


HUNDREDS of murders and rapes are being committed by offenders on group or suspended sentences, damning knowledge has revealed.

More than 1,500 severe crimes since 2010 had been carried out by convicts who lately dodged jail.

Critics blamed a crippling lack of probation officers to observe offenders handed non-prison punishments like scrubbing off graffiti or choosing litter.

Labour’s evaluation reckons there’s a shortfall of 1,771 probation officers to satisfy present demand and shouldering the present crop with “unmanageable workloads”.

Government stats present that within the final 13 years of Tory rule there have been 1,519 severe offences committed by these below group supervision – together with 197 murders.

Shadow Justice Secretary Steve Reed mentioned: “The Conservatives aren’t stopping crime, they’re breeding it.

“Labour will get a grip of the failing probation service and set up Community Payback Boards to make sure that group sentences are carried out correctly and successfully, to scale back reoffending.

“That’s how we prevent crime, punish criminals, and protect communities.”

The occasion says it will set up “Victim Payback Boards” the place victims and group leaders maintain criminals to account.

A Conservative spokesperson mentioned: “Thanks to the actions of this Conservative Government, crime is down, reoffending is down and harmful criminals are spending longer behind bars.

“The Labour Party have opposed our measures to protect the public at every opportunity. They cannot be trusted with our criminal justice system.”


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