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|
|Violence against the person||7·8|
|Theft and handling stolen goods||13·7|
|Fraud and forgery||3·1|
|Other indictable offences||2·1|
|Total Indictable Offences||14·6|
|Non-indictable offences (including motoring)||1·1|