First receptions (quarterly)

A first reception is a measure which counts a prisoner's first movement into custody following a court hearing for a particular set of offences committed, and therefore gives the best indication of the number of new prisoners in the reporting period.

The data source for this measure is offender management statistics quarterly.

YearFirst receptions (quarterly)
Apr-Jun 201918,370
Jan-Mar 201917,690
Oct-Dec 201818,219
Jul-Sep 201818,974
Apr-Jun 201819,330
Jan-Mar 201819,927
Oct-Dec 201719,989
Jul-Sep 201721,335
Apr-Jun 201721,236
Jan-Mar 201721,357
Oct-Dec 201620,719
Jul-Sep 201621,732
Apr-Jun 201621,707
Jan-Mar 201622,100
Oct-Dec 201522,567
Jul-Sep 201522,958
Apr-Jun 201523,683
Jan-Mar 201524,514

Apr-Jun 2019


  • Data is not always available for, or applicable to, every prison; and the list of prisons will vary year on year due to closures and newly opened establishments;
  • Prison functions (Male Local etc.) refer to the function of the prison in the most recent year shown. The function of a prison may have been different in previous years;
  • A small number of prisons which are listed separately in the above table are physically co-located and cannot be distinguished on the map;
  • Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2019;
  • Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2019;
  • The markers on the map are indicative only. For further information on a prison, or for details of a prison's location, please consult the Ministry of Justice prison finder.