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Suspended terms rise

Oxford Mail: Suspended terms rise Suspended terms rise

One in three prison sentences were suspended in 2012 in the whole of the Thames Valley compared with one in 50 a decade earlier.

Figures collected by the Centre for Crime Prevention, which is calling for the sentences to be scrapped, show 43 criminals were given suspended sentences in 2002 compared with 1,239 handed out in 2012.

A breakdown showing Oxfordshire figures was unavailable last night.

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12:22pm Tue 13 May 14

Gunslinger says...

Yet more dubious use of statistics.

Depends how many of those people getting suspended sentences now would have got immediate custodial sentences for the same offences in 2002.

I suspect possibly not many, the figures could just as likely reflect a toughening up of sentencing over the past decade, rather than the other way round.
Yet more dubious use of statistics. Depends how many of those people getting suspended sentences now would have got immediate custodial sentences for the same offences in 2002. I suspect possibly not many, the figures could just as likely reflect a toughening up of sentencing over the past decade, rather than the other way round. Gunslinger
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