Fifth of out-of-work benefit claimants are offenders

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%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%More than a fifth of all out-of-work benefit claims are made by offenders, official estimates have shown.

Some 22% of all out-of-work benefit claims - including Jobseeker's Allowance - open on December 1 2012 were being made by people who had been cautioned or convicted for an offence between January 1 2000 and December 1 2012.