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The table shows the average number of people under the age of 18 held in the secure estate for children and young people between 2000-01 and 2010-11.
These data are from the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and refer to Secure Training Centres (STCs), Secure Children's Homes (SCHs), and Young Offender Institutions (YOIs). 2000-01 is the earliest date from which data are available that gives information on all secure establishments in the youth estate for this age group (10 to 17-year-olds). The 2010-11 figures are provisional. The final 2010-11 figures will be presented in the 2010-11 Youth Justice Statistics publication on
|Table 1. Average secure estate population (10 to 17-year-olds)|
|(1) These figures are provisional. The final 2010-11 figures will be presented in the 2010-11 Youth Justice Statistics publication. Notes: 1. YJB data referring to Secure Training Centres (STCs), Secure Children's Homes (SCHs), and Young Offender Institutions (YOIs). The data does not include 18 to 21-year-olds held in YOI separate units for which the YJB do not hold data. 2. Youth custodial data are published on a monthly basis, this is a monthly snapshot of the custodial population (taken on the last Friday of the month or first Friday of the following month depending on which is nearer to the actual month end). Each annual figure is calculated as an average of all of the individual months in the year period (i.e. an average of the monthly snapshots) due to monthly fluctuation. Fluctuation arises as custodial population is a factor of number of young people sentenced, sentence length, and time spent on remand. 3.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 and can be subject to change over time.|