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Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adult males were received into custody per 1,000 found guilty of indictable offences in 1973; how many females; how many boys; and how many girls.

The following table shows for 1973 the number of persons in England and Wales received into cus- tody after sentence having been found guilty of an indictable offence per 1,000 persons found guilty of such offences:

Aged 21 and over15231
Aged 17–2015135
Aged 14–16819
The figures exclude those received in default of payment of a fine.