Young Offenders: Drugs

Justice written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of (a) male and (b) female young offenders aged between 10 to 17 years entered custody with (i) a drug misuse problem, (ii) an alcohol misuse problem and (iii) another substance misuse problem in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

Current risk factors, including drug and alcohol misuse issues, are recorded on a "live" section of the Youth Justice Board's database under the heading "substance misuse". This information is regularly amended and updated for use by the Youth Justice Board's placement team and, as a result, historical records are not available.

The following table shows the number of young people aged between 10 and 17 year old entering custody on Friday 16 May 2008 and those with identified substance misuse issues.

Friday 16 May2008 Total number entering custody Those with identified substance misuse issues Percentage of young people with substance misuse issues
Boys 81 24 30
Girls 5 3 60

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