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Number of persons and average length of sentence (months)
Aged 16-18
Offence description Year Total sentenced Immediate custody Percentage total sentenced Average custodial sentence length( 2)

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

1997

801

40

5.0

2.7

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

561

37

6.6

2.5

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

4

1

25.0

2.0

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

3

2

66.7

25.0

Total all above offences

1,369

80

5.8

3.1

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

1998

829

60

7.2

2.8

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

596

49

8.2

2.5

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

4

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

4

1

25.0

3.0

Total all above offences

1,433

110

7.7

2.7

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

1999

817

74

9.1

3.8

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

580

48

8.3

2.7

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

4

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

Total all above offences

1,401

122

8.7

3.4

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2000

863

72

8.3

4.4

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

634

45

7.1

3.3

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

11

2

18.2

13.0

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

3

Total all above offences

1,511

119

7.9

4.1

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2001

1,136

93

8.2

4.4

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

932

57

6.1

3.5

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

18

1

5.6

6.0

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

4

Total all above offences

2,090

151

7.2

4.1

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2002

1,172

107

9.1

5.0

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

955

65

6.8

4.2

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

12

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

6

1

16.7

4.0

Total all above offences

2,145

173

8.1

4.7

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2003

1,074

77

7.2

5.4

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

906

60

6.6

4.1

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

15

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

4

Total all above offences

1,999

137

6.9

4.8

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2004

1,258

71

5.6

4.5

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

978

74

7.6

3.8

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

25

4

16.0

2.4

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

6

2

33.3

4.0

Total all above offences

2,267

151

6.7

4.1

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2005

1,268

113

8.9

4.9

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

1,021

78

7.6

4.0

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

12

1

8.3

3.0

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

6

Total all above offences

2,307

192

8.3

4.5

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse

2006

1,257

100

8.0

4.8

Having an article with a blade or point in a public place

1,131

93

8.2

4.5

Having an article with a blade or point on school premises

7

Possession of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse on school premises

6

Total all above offences

2,401

193

8.0

4.6


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