A hardcore of more than 100,000 serious, repeat offenders turn to crime time and again, the Ministry of Justice figures showed.
Two in five burglars and three in 10 violent offenders dealt with by the courts in the 12 months to September had previously been handed at least 15 convictions or cautions.
A further 43,500 criminals dealt with by magistrates were also prolific repeat offenders, around one in five, up from one in 10, or about 29,000, a decade ago.
Javed Khan, chief executive of Victim Support, said: “These figures reflect an appalling lack of effort to rehabilitate offenders.
“Victims tell us over and over again that they want to stop offenders committing more crimes.
yep, thats about right. We have been saying it for years and i another years, we will be saying the same thing.
I changed division about 3 years ago and happened to look at my old custody block the other day. I recognised more than 80% of the names, still in. And of course i recognise 80% of the names in my current custody block. I rarely have to ask for peoples names and addresses, i already know them.