Adult justice and offending statistics


HM Prison and Probation Service deliver a probation service through four local delivery units in Lancashire:

  1. North West Lancashire (Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster)
  2. Blackburn (Blackburn with Darwen and parts of Ribble Valley)
  3. East Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn, Rossendale and parts of Ribble Valley)
  4. Central Lancashire (Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, West Lancashire)

The Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement (MAPPA) manage the most serious sexual and violent criminals living in the community. Their work is documented in the MAPPA annual reports. On 31 March 2022, there were 3,253 offenders in the Lancashire-14 area under MAPPA management in the community.

Reoffending rates

The Ministry of Justice publishes reoffending statistics down to the district authority level. Latest district rates can be found on page 8 of the community safety neighbourhoods Power BI report. Reoffending statistics for Lancashire and it's statistical neighbours are detailed in the graph below:

Page updated February 2023