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Youth Court

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many 10 to 17 year olds have appeared at the youth court in Lancashire in each year since 1997. (81761)

I have been asked to reply.

Data from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform showing the number of 10 to 17 year olds prosecuted for all offences at youth courts in Lancashire from 1997 to 2004 are provided in the table.

Figures for 2005 will be available in the autumn of 2006.

Number of people aged 10 to 17 prosecuted for all offences in the Lancashire youth courts, from 1997 to 20041

Proceeded against

1997

3,808

1998

4,037

1999

4,061

2000

4,635

2001

4,743

2002

5,156

2003

4,805

2004

4,080

1 These data are on the principal offence basis. Source: RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform.