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Youth Crime

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

24. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of levels of youth crime. (167504)

The information requested is not available from the Home Office recorded crime statistics. This data series solely covers offences recorded by the police and no details of the alleged offenders are collected. The Home Office’s Offending Crime and Justice Survey 2006 gives figures for young people’s self-reported offending. According to this research, 24 per cent. of 10 to 17-year-olds committed an offence in the 12 months prior to the survey.