Skip to main content

Young Offenders: Sentencing

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many sentences were given to young offenders in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008, broken down by type of offence. (256738)

The available information, for offenders aged 10 to 17 is shown in the following tables.

Statistics for 2008 will not be available until Sentencing Statistics 2008 is published in late 2009.

Sentences given to juvenile offenders1 by offence type, 2007

Violence against the person

Sexual offences

Burglary

Robbery

Theft and handling stolen goods

Fraud and forgery

Criminal damage

Absolute discharge

64

4

56

3

461

25

82

Conditional discharge

243

16

141

17

1,830

64

281

Fine

88

21

57

21

721

36

63

Community sentence

6,061

379

4,834

2,936

14,093

490

2,927

Suspended sentence

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Immediate custody

1,084

103

955

1,085

821

43

98

Otherwise dealt with

149

9

84

53

285

16

172

Total sentenced

7,689

532

6,127

4,115

18,211

674

3,623

Drug offences

Other (excluding motoring)

Motoring offences

Summary motoring offences

Summary non-motoring offences

All offences

Absolute discharge

271

186

3

1,329

485

2,969

Conditional discharge

879

293

5

4,665

804

9,238

Fine

1,016

341

8

2,745

5,336

10,453

Community sentence

2,807

2,692

280

25,869

2,639

66,007

Suspended sentence

0

0

0

1

0

1

Immediate custody

214

459

108

713

147

5,830

Otherwise dealt with

76

205

9

1,390

441

2,889

Total sentenced

5,263

4,176

413

36,712

9,852

97,387

1 Those aged between 10 and 17 at time of sentence

Notes:

1. These data have been supplied on the principal offence basis

2. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.

3. 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:

OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice