Offenders - including a rapist - have avoided prison after committing the same offence again
A rapist escaped a jail sentence for their crime, despite a previous conviction for the same offence.
The criminal in Yorkshire and the Humber was not given a custodial sentence for the crime at a court appearance in 2015, despite a previous conviction for rape.
This was just one of many sentences which were revealed by a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Justice.
In other examples a burglar was not given a custodial sentence for the crime at a court appearance in 2015, despite 28 previous burglary offences and 56 total previous convictions, making them the most prolific... read more