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Young Offenders

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of persons under 18 years who have committed (a) five offences or more, (b) 10 offences or more, (c) 20 offences or more and (d) 50 offences or more in each year since 1997. [167017]

Mr. Coaker: Estimates of the numbers of persons under 18 years who have committed offences is not available.


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Statistics on offences committed by offenders sentenced for indictable offences by the courts are routinely published by the Ministry of Justice and can be found in the House of Commons Library.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in each year since 1997. [167102]

Mr. Coaker: Estimates of the numbers of crimes committed by juvenile offenders are not available.


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