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Police Cautions

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many juveniles and young persons were informally cautioned by the police for each of the last three years; [37181](2) how many juveniles in England and Wales were known to have received

(a) one informal caution, (b) two informal cautions, (c) three informal cautions, and (d) four or more informal cautions for the latest available data. [37182]

No information is collected centrally on the extent of any police informal action. Some results from a sample of police forces on the method of police disposal of cases—prosecution, caution and "other means"—are being collected and will be published in due course.