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Young Offenders

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders have been intensively supervised in the community in each year since 2001; and what the average cost of such supervision per person supervised was in each of those years. (251459)

The following table provides details of the numbers of young offenders aged under 18 who have been placed on the intensive supervision and surveillance programme (ISSP). This programme is the most rigorous and robust community sentence for under 18s supported by an initial three month curfew which is monitored electronically. The cost of ISSP varies from region to region but the Youth Justice Board use an average cost of £6,000 per head with a further £2,250 for the electronic monitoring bringing the total to £8,250.

Intensive supervision and surveillance programme starts 2001 2008

Number

2001-02

876

2002-03

3,153

2003-04

4,705

2004-05

4,960

2005-06

5,568

2006-07

5,243

2007-08

5,044