Youth Custody

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 2nd August 2019.

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Photo of Lord Dholakia Lord Dholakia Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 10 and 11 year olds received a custodial sentence in each of the past 10 years.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Custody should always be a last resort for children. The table below sets out the number of 10 and 11 year olds who have received a custodial sentence since 2009:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total Immediate Custody

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1

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-

-

-

-

-

-

-

This is the latest annual data available from the ‘Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly: December 2018 – Outcomes by Offence data tool’:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018

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