5.1 Overview

The data on remand throughput is based on discrete remand episodes; individual offenders may, in the course of a single year have multiple remand episodes, relating either to a single charge (or set of charges) or to successive charges.

"Remanded in custody" starts occur in greater numbers than do sentenced receptions to prison. Around 45% of all remand episodes are followed by prison-sentenced status. A further 24% of remands lead either to a new community sentence, or the resumption of an existing community sentence or order.