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Young Offenders

David Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many disposals were reported by youth offending teams in 2006-07, broken down by (a) pre-court, (b) first tier, (c) community and (d) custodial disposals. [175995]

Mr. Hanson: The YJB collates data from YOTs broken down by disposals. The data for 2006 will be published in the new year in the YJB’s 2006-07 Annual Statistics document.

Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children aged (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12 and (d) 13 were brought before the juvenile courts in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006 and (A) were convicted, (B) were not convicted, (C) received an absolute discharge and (D) received a conditional discharge. [175998]

Maria Eagle: The information requested on the number of children brought before the juvenile courts, and the outcomes of these hearings are provided in the following table.

Number of defendants aged 10-13 proceeded against, found guilty and not guilty at youth courts and the number sentenced to an absolute and conditional discharge, by individual age, England and Wales 2004-06( 1, 2)
Age Proceeded against Found guilty Not guilty Absolute discharge Conditional discharge

2004

10

259

168

91

18

5

11

934

638

296

36

42

12

2,776

1,925

851

88

132

13

6,876

4,857

2,019

268

384

Total

10,845

7,588

3,257

410

563

2005

10

223

144

79

13

9

11

957

682

275

45

39

12

2,673

1,954

719

102

124

13

6,828

5,074

1,754

213

375

Total

10,681

7,854

2,827

373

547

2006

10

181

117

64

9

4

11

780

556

224

36

29

12

2,557

1,911

646

101

130

13

6,286

4,793

1,493

178

302

Total

9,804

7,377

2,427

324

465

(1) These data are provided on the principal offence basis (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Young Offenders: Crime

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females under 18 years old were convicted for (i) vehicle crime, (ii) domestic burglary and (iii) robbery in each constituency in London in each of the last eight years. [175358]

Mr. Hanson: The information requested covering the offences of (i) burglary and aggravated burglary in a dwelling (ii) robbery and (iii) vehicle crime comprising (a) theft of a motor vehicle and (b) theft from a motor vehicle in Greater London is provided in the following table.

Information broken down to constituency level is not held by the Ministry of Justice.


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Number of persons aged under 18 found guilty at all courts for selected offences in Greater London( 1) , 1999 to 2006( 2, 3, 4)
Offence class Sex 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Burglary in a dwelling

Male

353

286

257

269

282

297

333

335

Female

13

20

22

17

28

25

14

10

Total

366

306

279

286

310

322

347

345

Robbery

Male

549

621

848

746

646

870

953

1,315

Female

43

86

140

119

138

140

153

218

Total

592

707

988

865

784

1,010

1,106

1,533

Vehicle crime

Male

141

107

122

96

77

97

87

136

Female

2

1

2

1

3

2

Total

143

108

122

98

77

98

90

138

(1) Includes Metropolitan and City of London police force areas.
(2) These data are provided on the principal offence basis.
(3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces and courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(4) Includes offences of theft of a vehicle and theft from a vehicle.
Source:
Court Proceedings Database—Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

Young Offenders: Sentencing

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of days from arrest to sentence in cases involving persistent young offenders was at the most recent date for which figures are available for each police force area. [176039]

Maria Eagle: In 1996, the average time from arrest to sentence for persistent young offenders was 142 days. The Government pledged to halve the time to 71 days by March 2002 (changed to May 2002 by the 2001 manifesto). The pledge is a target that applies jointly to all Criminal Justice Agencies.

The average number of days from arrest to sentence (three month rolling average) for persistent young offenders in England and Wales for July to September 2007 was 62 days. The monthly performance for September 2007 was 60 days. Therefore the performance is better than the Government’s pledge.

The information contained in the following table details the most recent arrest to sentence details for each Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB). LCJBs are coterminous with police force areas with the exception of Metropolitan which cover both the Metropolitan and City of London forces.


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Average number of days from arrest to sentence (three-month rolling averages) for persistent young offenders in England and Wales: by Criminal Justice Area for February 2007 to September 2007
Area February to April 2007 March to May 2007 April to June 2007 May to July 2007 June to August 2007 July to September 2007

Avon and Somerset

72

72

72

74

71

66

Bedfordshire

81

75

80

82

73

74

Cambridgeshire

71

64

60

58

60

53

Cheshire

62

58

56

54

54

47

Cleveland

69

62

63

64

67

57

Cumbria

83

64

60

56

55

64

Derbyshire

55

55

55

59

62

58

Devon and Cornwall

72

78

79

72

66

59

Dorset

77

79

90

80

61

59

Durham

67

63

58

54

49

47

Dyfed-Powys

48

46

48

44

46

42

Essex

58

63

62

60

54

56

Gloucestershire

68

63

55

55

70

82

Greater Manchester

77

74

73

70

69

65

Gwent

94

83

77

67

72

72

Hampshire

66

66

62

61

55

53

Hertfordshire

69

70

66

68

71

74

Humberside

75

73

73

69

69

58

Kent

90

85

75

63

63

69

Lancashire

64

59

57

51

52

51

Leicestershire

90

82

71

65

67

66

Lincolnshire

58

50

65

70

64

59

Merseyside

65

64

61

58

56

57

Metropolitan

72

72

70

72

71

66

Norfolk

79

59

50

44

48

47

North Wales

85

74

56

51

53

49

North Yorkshire

56

58

54

54

55

63

Northamptonshire

87

78

61

47

49

59

Northumbria

74

77

74

72

68

76

Nottinghamshire

68

68

63

64

63

66

South Wales

76

75

73

83

85

82

South Yorkshire

68

69

65

62

60

64

Staffordshire

69

69

72

66

60

52

Suffolk

53

53

51

52

57

60

Surrey

75

80

66

63

51

43

Sussex

70

74

63

67

66

63

Thames Valley

80

75

73

72

67

60

Warwickshire

57

67

70

68

62

56

West Mercia

66

63

56

50

65

69

West Midlands

72

73

63

55

54

56

West Yorkshire

59

64

68

66

59

57

Wiltshire

77

63

77

84

81

72

British Transport Police

110

113

97

92

79

71

England and Wales

72

70

67

65

63

62


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