Skip to main content

Youth Referral Orders

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many youth referral orders have been issued in each region. (203825)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Persons sentenced to reference to a youth justice panel—referral order1 by criminal justice area, 2006

Referral orders

Avon and Somerset

656

Bedfordshire

279

Cambridgeshire

375

Cheshire

601

Cleveland

391

Cumbria

407

Derbyshire

564

Devon and Cornwall

734

Dorset

380

Durham

469

Essex

1,048

Gloucestershire

321

Greater Manchester

2,259

Gwent

345

Hampshire

1,086

Hertfordshire

562

Humberside

534

Kent

860

Lancashire

1,073

Leicestershire

588

Lincolnshire

135

Merseyside

816

Metropolitan Police

4,261

Norfolk

337

North Wales

445

North Yorkshire

467

Northamptonshire

101

Northumbria

263

Nottinghamshire

649

South Wales

554

South Yorkshire

844

Staffordshire

501

Suffolk

443

Surrey

337

Sussex

816

Thames Valley

1,096

Warwickshire

280

West Mercia

681

West Midlands

1,807

West Yorkshire

1,399

Wiltshire

306

Total England and Wales

30,070

1 Under Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 SS 16-18, includes extensions of referral orders under S 18 (1c) (6).

Note:

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