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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of those found guilty of offences in each of the main offence groups in the Metropolitan Police district during each of the last five years were in the 10 to 16 year age group.

Information for each of the last five years in the form requested is not readily available. The information for 1975 is set out in the table below. Such information as can be produced for other years is being prepared, and we will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

PERSONS AGED 10 AND UNDER 17 YEARS AS A PROPORTION OF ALL PERSONS FOUND GUILTY OF OFFENCES IN THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT
By offence group 1975
Percentages
Offence group
Violence against the person7·8
Sexual offences6·1
Burglary33·3
Robbery25·1
Theft and handling stolen goods13·7
Fraud and forgery3·1
Criminal damage12·2
Other indictable offences2·1
Total Indictable Offences14·6
Non-indictable offences (including motoring)1·1
Grand Total4·0