Table 18 Timescales for starting community payback order work placement: 2014‑15 to 2018-19

2014-151 2015-161,2 2016-171,2 2017-181,2 2018-19
Number
Commencements with unpaid work or other activity requirement 14,928 15,137 14,658 13,325 12,043
Time between order imposed and work placement starting
Within 7 working days 9,577 8,981 8,525 7,886 7,247
Over 7 working days - 3 weeks 1,544 1,806 1,733 1,604 1,465
Over 3 weeks - 1 month 593 655 652 546 539
Over 1 month - 2 months 737 782 832 656 596
Over 2 months 727 934 942 841 622
Not known/applicable 1,750 1,979 1,974 1,792 1,574
Percentage
Commencements with unpaid work or other activity requirement 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Time between order imposed and work placement starting
Within 7 working days 72.7 68.3 67.2 68.4 69.2
Over 7 working days - 3 weeks 11.7 13.7 13.7 13.9 14.0
Over 3 weeks - 1 month 4.5 5.0 5.1 4.7 5.1
Over 1 month - 2 months 5.6 5.9 6.6 5.7 5.7
Over 2 months 5.5 7.1 7.4 7.3 5.9

Notes: Figures exclude cases where the requirement was imposed after commencement. Orders where the client did not/was unable to comply or orders transferred from another jurisdiction are included in the 'not known/applicable' category. These cases are not included in the percentage figures. In all years, some local authorities were not able to provide complete information.

1. Slight revisions have been made to some figures for 2014-15 to 2017-18 due to a change in the way "months" are calculated. These are now calculated as actual calendar months whereas, in previous bulletins, one month was calculated as consisting of 31 days or less, with two months consisting of 32 to 61 days inclusive.

2. Figures for 2015-16 to 2017-18 have been revised from those previously published due to the receipt of updated information from some councils.


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