Prosecutions: Children

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 4th November 2021.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of criminal cases in which children were defendants have been summary-only offences in each of the last five years.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister for Afghan resettlement

The requested statistics can be found in the table below. They have been extracted from the Outcomes by offence data tool, which can be found on the Criminal justice system statistics quarterly: December 2020 web page.

Calendar Year

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total Summary-only offences

17,226

14,947

12,399

9,877

6,890

Summary-only as %ge of all offences

48%

45%

44%

39%

35%

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