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Young Offenders: Reoffenders

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of offenders aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17, (g) 18 and (h) 19 years who had previously been resident in a London borough and who were released from young offender institutions in each of the last five years were reconvicted within a year for (i) violent and (ii) non-violent crimes. (290191)

Juvenile reoffending covers those aged 10 to 17. A release from custody could be from a Secure Training Centre, a Secure Children’s Home or a Young Offender Institution. Data are not broken down by type of release establishment or by individual release establishment. A breakdown of previous residence by location is not available. For information on the latest juvenile reoffending statistics please consult:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/reoffending-juveniles-2007.pdf

Reoffenders that are aged 18 and 19 are included in the adult dataset. As with juveniles a breakdown of previous residence by location is not available. Further information on adult reoffending is available at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/docs/reoffending-adults-2007.pdf