Offending On Bail

Less than 20% of people offend on bail, mostly for breaching community orders. The number of people on bail has been stable in recent years, following large decreases since 2009. However, since 2014 the number of offences committed on bail has risen, leading to an increase in the percentage of people on bail who offend. Nevertheless, more than 80% of people on bail do not offend while on bail, and most offences committed on bail are for breaching community orders.

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