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Juvenile Offenders

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 14-year-olds entering detention centres in 1986 had had (i) no previous court appearances, (ii) one or two previous court appearances, (iii) three to five previous court appearances and (iv) six or more previous court appearances, respectively.

[holding answer 8 December 1987]: The available information is given in the table:

Males aged 14 received into Prison Department establishments under detention centre orders; by previous convictions, England and Wales 1986
Number of previous convictionsNumber of persons
072
1 to 2148
3 to 5188
6 and over54
Not recorded71
Total533

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 14-year-olds entering detention centres in 1986 had been convicted of (i) crimes of violence, (ii) sexual offences, (iii) robbery, (iv) burglary, (v) theft and (vi) other offences, respectively.

[holding answer 8 December 1987]: The available information is given in the table.

Males aged 14 received into Prison Department establishments under detention centre orders; by offence, England and Wales, 1986
OffenceNumber of persons
Violence against the person45
Sexual offences3
Burglary284
Robbery19
Theft, handling, fraud, forgery117
Other offences65
Total533