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Young Offenders

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many first time entrants to the youth justice system there were in 2006-07. (175996)

I have been asked to reply.

Data collected from Youth Offending Teams in England and Wales, and verified by the Youth Justice Board, indicate that there were 93,730 first-time entrants to the criminal justice system during 2006-07.