Young Offenders

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many supervision orders with conditions were (a) issued to and (b) breached by young offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many curfew orders were (a) issued to and (b) breached by young offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(3) how many community punishment and rehabilitation orders were (a) issued to and (b) breached by young offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(4) how many community punishment orders were (a) issued to and (b) breached by young offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(5) how many detention and training orders were (a) issued to and (b) breached by offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(6) how many (a) reparation orders, (b) action plan orders and (c) attendance centre orders were (i) issued to and (ii) breached by young offenders aged 18 years or under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(7) how many supervision orders without conditions were (a) issued to and (b) breached by young offenders aged 18 or under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement;

(8) how many drug treatment and testing orders were (a) issued to and (b) breached by offenders aged 18 years and under in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

For sentencing purposes, juveniles are defined as being aged 17 and under; 18-year-olds are treated as adults. This response therefore is confined to young offenders aged 10 to 17 in the interest of clarity.

Statistics on sentencing of young offenders (persons aged 10 to 17) are published in "Sentencing Statistics 2005" (Home Office Statistical Bulletin No. 03/07), a copy of which is in the Library.

Table 2.8 on page 42 includes numbers of detention and training orders made and Table 3.7 on page 70 includes number of drug treatment and testing orders, supervision orders, curfew orders, community punishment and rehabilitation orders, community punishment orders, reparation orders, action plan orders and attendance centre orders made.

Although care is taken in collating and analysing the returns used to compile the figures in this publication, the data are of necessity subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. Consequently, although figures are shown to the last digit in order to provide a comprehensive record of the information collected, they are not necessarily accurate to the last digit shown.

The bulletin referred to is also available on the Home Office website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/hosb0307.pdf

Supervision orders with and without conditions are not published separately due to data quality problems, and in relation to statistics on breaches of all these orders, quality checks have shown that breach data are unsuitable for publication. Statistics on breaches can therefore only be published when significant improvements have been made to the submissions of these data to the Home Office.

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