Young Offenders: Reoffenders

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Mark Durkan Mark Durkan Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) re-offending rate and (b) breach of condition rate of young offenders participating in youth justice conferences was in each of the last three years.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The information is as follows:

(a) The only re-offending information currently available relates to 2005 one-year re-offending rates. Youth conferencing had an overall re-offending rate of 38.4 per cent. For court ordered and diversionary youth conferences, the rates were 44.3 per cent. and 30.7 per cent. respectively.

(b) The proportion of young offenders who have had their youth conference orders revoked for non-compliance or their diversionary youth conference plans terminated due to non-compliance is as follows:

Percentage
2005 8
2006 5
2007 5

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