Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Rudi Vis Rudi Vis Labour, Finchley and Golders Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) boys and (b) girls aged (i) 15, (ii) 16 and (iii) 17 years were (A) received into prison service custody on remand and (B) under sentence in each year since 2000.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is in the table as follows.

Total Males Females
Remand Sentence Remand Sentence Remand Sentence
2000
Age 15 526 994 526 954 0 40
Age 16 1,042 1,799 1,042 1,696 0 103
Age 17 4,082 3,044 3,850 2,883 232 161
2001
Age 15 477 1,085 477 1,038 0 47
Age 16 994 1,920 994 1,826 0 94
Age 17 3,507 2,900 3,261 2,736 246 164
2002
Age 15 592 1,007 592 967 0 40
Age 16 1,180 1,888 1,180 1,767 0 121
Age 17 3,655 2,844 3,415 2,659 240 185
2003
Age 15 597 784 597 784 0 0
Age 16 1,188 1,538 1,188 1,509 0 29
Age 17 3,353 2,596 3,108 2,436 245 160
2004
Age 15 653 877 653 877 0 0
Age 16 1,296 1,598 1,294 1,588 0 10
Age 17 3,209 2,697 3,017 2,521 194 176
2005
Age 15 639 875 639 875 0 0
Age 16 1,311 1,706 1,311 1,698 0 0
Age 17 3,214 2,594 3,034 2,398 18 196
2006
Age 15 674 953 674 953 0 0
Age 16 1,308 1,652 1,308 1,646 0 6
Age 17 3,287 2,686 3,109 2,528 18 158

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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