This report estimates how many people being supervised by Probation Trusts in England and Wales are Armed Forces veterans, and looks further into the interaction of veterans with the probation services.
On 15 September 2010 Defence Analytical Services and Advice (DASA) published its estimate of the proportion of prisoners in England and Wales who are ex-Armed Forces. The study involved matching the personal details of adult prisoners (a snapshot taken on 06/11/09) against DASA’s Service leavers’ database. It was estimated that 3.5% of prisoners were veterans of the UK Regular Armed Forces. Reports describing the methodology and results are available on the DASA website. A similar matching exercise has now been undertaken to estimate the proportion of those being supervised by Probation Trusts in England and Wales who are ex-Armed Forces. This report is divided into the following sections: methods, results of matching exercise, characteristics of people subject to probation supervision who were identified as ex-Armed Forces, details of the probation supervision received by ex-Armed Forces personnel and comparing the probation supervision of veterans with the general population.
Defence Analytical Services and Advice for the Ministry of Defence. (2011) [Online]. Estimating the proportion of offenders supervised by Probation Trusts in England who are ex-Armed Forces. Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/280539/16-march-2011.pdf.