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Young Offenders (Kent)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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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
YearIndictable offencesNon-indictable offences (including motoring)Total
19751,5299332,462
19761,4769762,452
19771,3949162,310
19781,2799512,230