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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of convictions of juveniles under 16 years of age for theft obtained in Portree Sheriff Court during the years 1912, 1913, 1920, and 1921, respectively?

No convictions of juveniles under 16 years of age for theft were obtained in Portree Sheriff Court during the years 1912, 1913, and 1920. In 1921 there was one case in which three boys were convicted of housebreaking with intent to steal.

asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of juveniles sentenced in Scotland to detention in a reformatory in the year 1921; and how many of these were first offenders?

In Scotland in the year 1921, 129 juveniles were ordered to be detained in reformatories. Of these, 42 were first offenders.