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Offenders aged between 18 and 20

2005 2006 2007

Grievous bodily harm

Up to 3 months

10

3

7

Over 3 up to 6 months

55

61

31

Over 6 up to 12 months

66

62

87

Over 12 up to 18 months

203

239

238

Over 18 up to 3 years

243

221

267

Over 3 up to 4 years

55

33

25

4 years

48

24

48

Over 4 including 5 years

49

35

48

Over 5 years including indeterminate

58

107

117

Total

787

785

866

Violent disorder

Up to 3 months

1

1

1

Over 3 up to 6 months

14

13

14

Over 6 up to 12 months

35

14

28

Over 12 up to 18 months

61

43

57

Over 18 up to 3 years

33

36

25

Over 3 up to 4 years

4

2

0

4years

1

5

2

Over 4 including 5 years

0

1

0

Over 5 years including indeterminate

0

1

1

Total

154

116

128

n/a = Not applicable, the minimum term for a detention and training order for an offender aged under 18 is three months.
(1) Offences of: Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, Causing explosion or casting corrosive fluids with intent to do grievous bodily harm, malicious wounding, racially aggravated malicious wounding or GBH, religiously aggravated wounding or GBH, racially or religiously aggravated wounding or GBH.
Notes:
1. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.
2. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Source:
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Sentencing data are given in this answer because data on length of time served are not collected by specific offence.


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If the offence was committed on or after 4 April 2005, release arrangements are covered by the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 2003, where either a standard determinate sentence, Extended Sentence for Public Protection or Imprisonment for Public Protection would apply. The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 amended the release arrangements for certain sentences from the CJA 2003. Life sentence prisoners are released under the terms of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997.

Average time served in prison for young offenders can be found in table 9.2 of Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2007 available at the following link:

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people under 21 years old in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who were convicted of (i) grievous bodily harm and (ii) violent disorder under the provisions of the Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000 served less than (1) 12 months and (2) 18 months in custody in each of the last five years; [279279]

(2) how many people under 18 years old in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who were convicted of (i) grievous bodily harm and (ii) violent disorder under the provisions of the Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000 served less than (A) 12 months and (B) 18 months in custody in each of the last five years. [280224]

Maria Eagle: The data provided show the number of offenders aged under 18 and between 18 and 20 sentenced to immediate custody and the length of the custodial sentence, in Essex police force area. Data are not available for Castle Point. The data are for the offences of grievous bodily harm or violent disorder where such an offence was the principal offence for which the offender was sentenced. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed, where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.

Almost all custodial sentences for offenders under 21 are defined under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000. The Criminal Justice Act 2003 introduced indeterminate sentences for public protection for grievous bodily harm and violent disorder from 4 April 2005, which are also included in the table.


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Offenders aged under 18 and 18-20 sentenced to immediate custody for grievous bodily harm( 1) or violent disorder( 2) by length of sentence , Essex police force area, 2003-07
Under 18’s

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Grievous bodily harm

Up to 3 months

0

0

1

1

2

Over 3 up to 6 months

2

0

1

1

1

Over 6 up to 12 months

3

2

0

0

1

Over 12 up to 18 months

2

0

2

2

3

Over 18 up to 3 years

0

1

2

0

3

Over 3 up to 4 years

0

0

0

0

0

4 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 4 including 5 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 5 years including indeterminate

0

0

0

0

0

Total

7

3

6

4

10

Violent disorder

Up to 3 months

0

0

0

0

0

Over 3 up to 6 months

0

0

0

0

0

Over 6 up to 12 months

0

0

0

0

0

Over 12 up to 18 months

0

0

1

0

0

Over 18 up to 3 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 3 up to 4 years

0

0

0

0

0

4 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 4 Including 5 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 5 years including indeterminate

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

1

0

0


18-20 year olds

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Grievous bodily harm

Up to 3 months

1

0

0

0

1

Over 3 up to 6 months

2

0

1

1

1

Over 6 up to 12 months

0

1

1

0

2

Over 12 up to 18 months

4

3

5

9

3

Over 18 up to 3 years

7

4

3

3

4

Over 3 up to 4 years

0

0

1

1

0

4 years

0

0

1

1

1

Over 4 including 5 years

0

1

4

0

0

Over 5 years including indeterminate

2

0

0

1

4

Total

16

9

16

16

16

Violent disorder

Up to 3 months

0

0

0

0

0

Over 3 up to 6 months

0

0

0

0

0

Over 6 up to 12 months

0

0

1

0

0

Over 12 up to 18 months

0

1

1

0

0

Over 18 up to 3 years

0

2

0

0

0

Over 3 up to 4 years

0

0

0

0

0

4 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 4 including 5 years

0

0

0

0

0

Over 5 years including indeterminate

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

2

1

0

(1) Offences of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Causing explosion or casting corrosive fluids with intent to do grievous bodily harm, malicious wounding, racially aggravated malicious wounding or GBH, religiously aggravated wounding or GBH, racially or religiously aggravated wounding or GBH.
(2) Public Order Act 1986 sec. 2
Note:
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Source:
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

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