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Young Offenders: Sentencing

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2007, question number 148495, if he will break down the figures provided by category of crime for which the offenders were given (a) custodial and (b) non-custodial sentences. (150286)

The information requested, for the years 1995 to 2005, is contained in the tables.

Number of persons1 under the age of 21 sentenced to custodial and non-custodial2 sentences at all courts, by offence group:England and Wales

Number of persons

Type of sentence

Violence against the person

Sexual offences

Burglary

Robbery

Theft and handling stolen goods

Fraud and forgery

Criminal damage

1995

Immediate custody

2,002

195

5,082

1,552

4,026

181

285

Non-custodial sentence2

7,413

518

12,446

1,529

35,066

2,387

3,375

Total

9,415

713

17,528

3,081

39,092

2,568

3,660

1996

Immediate custody

2,410

184

5,153

2,177

4,125

222

332

Non-custodial sentence2

7,909

471

11,010

1,563

34,618

2,424

3,535

Total

10,319

655

16,163

3,740

38,743

2,646

3,867

1997

Immediate custody

2,725

199

5,282

2,140

4,673

263

314

Non-custodial sentence2

8,950

515

10,440

1,470

34,936

2,701

3,739

Total

11,675

714

15,722

3,610

39,609

2,964

4,053

1998

Immediate custody

2,948

217

5,301

2,073

5,074

331

324

Non-custodial sentence2

9,431

543

10,027

1,399

38,417

3,101

3,775

Total

12,379

760

15,328

3,472

43,491

3,432

4,099

1999

Immediate custody

3,059

235

5,223

1,970

5,466

389

368

Non-custodial sentence2

9,298

528

9,054

1,305

40,017

3,534

4,087

Total

12,357

763

14,277

3,275

45,483

3,923

4,455

2000

Immediate custody

3,278

201

4,652

2,121

5,678

341

395

Non-custodial sentence2

9,539

517

7,958

1,383

37,218

3,277

3,883

Total

12,817

718

12,610

3,504

42,896

3,618

4,278

2001

Immediate custody

3,266

228

3,976

2,393

5,353

416

363

Non-custodial sentence2

9,980

551

7,120

1,836

35,340

3,173

4,244

Total

13,246

779

11,096

4,229

40,693

3,589

4,607

2002

Immediate custody

3,237

220

3,794

2,721

4,860

337

364

Non-custodial sentence2

10,299

621

7,263

1,562

31,514

2,918

4,220

Total

13,536

841

11,057

4,283

36,374

3,255

4,584

2003

Immediate custody

2,990

206

2,877

2,139

3,794

343

320

Non-custodial sentence2

10,108

515

6,971

1,816

28,067

2,584

4,363

Total

13,098

721

9,848

3,955

31,861

2,927

4,683

2004

Immediate custody

3,168

192

2,679

2,324

3,249

304

318

Non-custodial sentence2

10,482

688

7,066

2,099

27,202

2,404

4,687

Total

13,650

880

9,745

4,423

30,451

2,708

5,005

2005

Immediate custody

3,463

272

2,478

2,170

2,848

343

348

Non-custodial sentence2

10,979

635

7,203

2,306

26,729

2,099

4,780

Total

14,442

907

9,681

4,476

29,577

2,442

5,128

Number of persons

Type of sentence

Drug offences

Other indictable offences

Indictable motoring offences

Summary offences(excluding motoring)

Summary motoring offences

Total

1995

Immediate custody

509

1,353

382

1,787

1,849

19,203

Non-custodial sentence2

6,034

9,424

1,453

49,207

67,228

196,080

Total

6,543

10,777

1,835

50,994

69,077

215,283

1996

Immediate custody

750

1,585

382

2,020

1,907

21,247

Non-custodial sentence2

6,166

9,782

1,306

56,580

70,284

205,648

Total

6,916

11,367

1,688

58,600

72,191

226,895

1997

Immediate custody

840

1,671

369

2,309

2,083

22,868

Non-custodial sentence2

7,450

10,716

1,282

59,590

70,894

212,683

Total

8,290

12,387

1,651

61,899

72,977

235,551

1998

Immediate custody

934

1,827

346

2,564

2,281

24,220

Non-custodial sentence2

9,924

11,025

1,253

67,758

72,543

229,196

Total

10,858

12,852

1,599

70,322

74,824

253,416

1999

Immediate custody

1,085

1,700

402

2,996

2,771

25,664

Non-custodial sentence2

10,431

11,042

1,244

67,458

71,910

229,908

Total

11,516

12,742

1,646

70,454

74,681

255,572

2000

Immediate custody

1,085

1,919

503

2,725

2,957

25,855

Non-custodial sentence2

10,746

10,656

1,225

69,402

71,911

227,715

Total

11,831

12,575

1,728

72,127

74,868

253,570

2001

Immediate custody

1,155

1,861

631

2,557

3,345

25,544

Non-custodial sentence2

11,404

10,355

1,260

70,422

72,163

227,848

Total

12,559

12,216

1,891

72,979

75,508

253,392

2002

Immediate custody

1,017

1,925

647

2,555

3,102

24,779

Non-custodial sentence2

12,575

10,631

1,448

71,709

74,393

229,153

Total

13,592

12,556

2,095

74,264

77,495

253,932

2003

Immediate custody

1,043

1,743

701

2,294

3,188

21,638

Non-custodial sentence2

12,802

10,677

1,496

74,065

79,496

232,960

Total

13,845

12,420

2,197

76,359

82,684

254,598

2004

Immediate custody

1,013

1,984

666

2,626

2,438

20,961

Non-custodial sentence2

9,146

11,188

1,393

76,626

78,645

231,626

Total

10,159

13,172

2,059

79,252

81,083

252,587

2005

Immediate custody

1,014

1,997

572

2,828

1,913

20,246

Non-custodial sentence2

9,057

10,638

1,154

76,904

69,524

222,008

Total

10,071

12,635

1,726

79,732

71,437

242,254

1 Principal offence basis

2 Absolute and conditional discharge, fine, community sentence, suspended sentence order (from April 2005) and otherwise dealt with.

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.

Source:

RDS-NOMS, Ministry of Justice