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Young people in the criminal justice system

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

At the end of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, how many young people entered the criminal justice system for the first time?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The number of youth (aged 10-17) first time entrants to the youth justice system at the end of the following years was:

2015 – 20,781, 2016 - 18,564, 2017 – 16,751, 2018 – 14,617, 2019 – 11,928.

Full details of this can be found on the Ministry of Justice website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-justice-statistics-2018-to-2019