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Prisoners: Age

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in prison of each ethnic group are (a) 18, (b) 19, (c) 20, (d) 21, (e) 22, (f) 23, (g) 24, (h) 25, (i) 26, (j) 27, (k) 28, (l) 29, (m) 30, (n) 31, (o) 32, (p) 33, (q) 34 and (r) 35 years old. (158643)

The following table shows the population in prison establishments in England and Wales aged 18-35 by ethnic group as at 31 August 2007:

White

Mixed

Asian or Asian British

Black or Black British

Chinese or Other

Not stated. Unrecorded and 1991 census codes

All

Age

18

1,645

129

121

358

21

7

2,280

19

2,242

182

167

482

46

9

3,128

20

2,358

167

216

495

36

15

3,288

21

2,380

155

226

513

35

11

3,321

22

2,296

134

269

471

51

23

3,244

23

2,253

104

274

510

47

19

3,207

24

2,213

120

263

488

49

33

3,166

25

2,176

106

284

516

60

33

3,175

26

2,175

103

305

474

44

23

3,124

27

2,133

119

291

480

59

36

3,118

28

2,112

104

255

487

50

25

3,034

29

1,819

82

260

431

41

18

2,652

30

1,683

73

249

405

46

16

2,471

31

1,689

73

187

377

42

13

2,381

32

1,694

49

187

333

45

18

2,325

33

1,626

69

174

350

37

6

2,262

34

1,598

42

159

344

32

19

2,195

35

1,536

57

143

309

23

19

2,088

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.