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Steady fall in first-time offenders ‘encouraging’

DUP MLA calls for recent positive efforts in youth intervention to be maintained

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Behind bars: Maghaberry Prison. Credit: Paul Faith

Behind bars: Maghaberry Prison. Credit: Paul Faith

Behind bars: Maghaberry Prison. Credit: Paul Faith

The number of first-time offenders in Northern Ireland has continued to fall over the last year.

New figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency show that in 2019/20, 29,093 offences were dealt with by a conviction or disposal.


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