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‘Career criminals’ avoiding jail despite over 75 previous convictions

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17.09.2021

Hundreds of Norfolk criminals have avoided going to prison for further offences despite a long list of previous convictions or cautions to their name, figures have revealed.

Last year 854 of the 2,431 cases where an adult admitted or was found guilty of an indictable offence – such as theft, violence or rape – the offender had at least 15 previous convictions or cautions, Ministry of Justice data shows.

That included 30 where the offender had 75 or more previous convictions or cautions.

Just 37pc of Norfolk cases where offenders had at least 15 previous convictions or cautions resulted in an immediate prison sentence. - Credit: PA WIRE

Just 316 of the cases - 37pc - where offenders had........

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