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Young Offenders: Bolton

Justice written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young adult offenders aged 18 to 20 years from the metropolitan borough of Bolton have been held in (a) young offender institutions, (b) local prisons, (c) women's prisons and (d) other parts of the secure estate in each month since May 2009.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

All young offenders serving sentences of DYOI are held in appropriately designated young offender institution (YOI) accommodation within the prison estate. The majority of this accommodation is in dedicated YOIs, although some establishments in the estate have a dual designation (designated both as a prison and a YOI) and hold both adult prisoners and young offenders.

The following table shows the number of offenders aged 18 to 20-years-old from the metropolitan borough of Bolton on a set day in each month where data are available since May 2009. The data have only been recorded centrally since May 2009 and from September 2010 are available on a bi-monthly basis.

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.

Information on offenders' residences is provided by offenders on reception into prison and recorded on a central IT system. Addresses can include a home address, an address to which offenders intend to return on discharge or next of kin address and these figures are provided in the table.

If no address is given, an offender's committal court address is used as a proxy for the area in which they are resident. These figures are also included in the table. No address has been recorded and no court information is available for around 3% of all offenders, these figures are excluded from the table.

  2009 2010 2011 2012
Prisoners originating from Bolton held in: May Sep Nov Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov Jan Mar May
(a) Young offender institutions 75 54 50 46 46 43 33 35 32 19 27 19
(b) Local prisons 3 9 15 14 8 12 9 13 15 23 20 10
(c) Women's prisons 8 1 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 1
(d) Other parts of the secure estate 0 3 0 0 6 6 9 8 14 16 15 16

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