asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people in Kent between the ages of 14 and 16 years were convicted in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Annual figures are available only from 1975 because of the reorganisation of police force areas on 1 April 1974. Summary figures from 1975 for the age group requested are given in the following table. More detailed information for those aged 10 and under 17 years found guilty is published annually by police force area in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—Tables 3(b) and 7(b) of the volume for 1978 (Cmnd. 7670).
|PERSONS AGED 14 AND UNDER 17 FOUND GUILTY AT ALL COURTS|
|KENT POLICE FORCE AREA|
|Number of persons|
|Year||Indictable offences||Non-indictable offences (including motoring)||Total|