Key Facts and Figures

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The Probation Board for Northern Ireland is a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department of Justice with responsibility for assessing and supervising offenders in custody and in the community, including the delivery of behavioural change programmes and supervising community service. Below are some key facts and figures about Probation

Key Facts (as at 31 March 2024)

  • Supervised 4,258 service users on a combined total of 5,886 orders, licenses and sentences.
  • 64% of Probation's caseload is under 40.
  • 6,421 reports were completed, of which 1,154 were Pre-Sentence Reports (PSR) and 3,040 were Magistrate Court Reports (MCR).
  • 89% of Probation's caseload was male.
  • 483 victims registered, 70% were female.
  • New registrations to the Victim information scheme was 3% higher than in 2022/23.
  • Probation supervises 348 licenses (Life License/Sex Offender Licenses/ GB License)
  • 73% of orders under supervision are in the community and 27% in custody.

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