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Sentencing

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 17, (c) 18 to 20 and (d) 21 and over were sentenced to immediate custody for (i) violent and (ii) non-violent crimes in each of the last five years. (212376)

The requested information is contained in the following table.

Statistics for 2007 will be published in the autumn.

Number of persons sentenced1 to immediate custody for violent and non-violent offences by age group, all courts, England and Wales, 2002-06

Number of persons

Age group

Violent offences2

Non-violent offences3

2002

Juveniles (10-17)

2,526

4,890

Young adults (18 -20)

3,652

13,711

Adults (21 and over)

14,057

72,771

Total

20,235

91,372

2003

Juveniles (10-17)

1,982

4,218

Young adults (18 -20)

3,353

12,085

Adults (21 and over)

13,788

72,244

Total

19,123

88,547

2004

Juveniles (10-17)

2,154

4,171

Young adults (18-20)

3,530

11,106

Adults (21 and over)

14,494

70,867

Total

20,178

86,144

2005

Juveniles (10-17)

2,159

3,856

Young adults (18-20)

3,746

10,485

Adults (21 and over)

14,045

66,945

Total

19,950

81,286

2006

Juveniles (10-17)

2,351

3,832

Young adults (18-20)

3,853

10,044

Adults (21 and over)

13,760

62,177

Total

19,964

76,053

Total all years

79,500

423,402

1 These data are on the principal offence basis.

2 Violent offences includes the offences of violence against the person, robbery and sexual offences.

3 Non-violent offences includes the offences of burglary, theft and handling stolen goods, fraud and forgery, drugs offences and all other summary and indictable offences.

Note:

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:

QMS, Analytical Services