The information is as follows:
(i) The following table shows the number of referral orders that have been given to young people by courts.
The presented data are broken down by financial years and by the following age groups: (a) 10 and 11, (b) 12 to 14 and (c) 15 to 17 years old.
(ii) Referral orders are orders of the court and are not breached as other community orders. The YJB does not hold the data on orders that have been revoked after being returned back to the court following non compliance with referral order contract. Referral orders were piloted in some areas between 1999/2000 and 2001/02 and became available in England and Wales in April 2002.
Complete data prior to financial year 2000/01 are not held by the Youth Justice Board.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which as with any large recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.