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Youth Custody

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders aged (a) up to 16 and (b) 17 years of age were sent to custodial institutions (i) on remand and (ii) under sentence in each local authority area in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (289379)

The Youth Justice Board collects data by the young person's home Youth Offending Team area (some of which cover more than one local authority) and figures for the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 are provided in the following table.

The data have been supplied by the Youth Justice Board and have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.

RemandedSentenced

Youth Offending Team

Up to 16

17

Total

Up to 16

17

Total

Barking and Dagenham

14

15

29

25

16

41

Barnet

14

15

29

5

10

15

Barnsley

3

12

15

14

8

22

Bath and North East Somerset

3

3

6

7

5

12

Bedfordshire

16

16

32

15

14

29

Bexley

5

3

8

9

6

15

Birmingham

93

98

191

130

107

237

Blackburn with Darwen

10

6

16

17

5

22

Blackpool

13

20

33

22

12

34

Blaenau, Gwent and Caerphilly

2

7

9

9

8

17

Bolton

19

26

45

20

23

43

Bournemouth and Poole

4

8

12

6

7

13

Bracknell Forest

4

12

16

5

11

16

Bradford

36

34

70

35

36

71

Brent

35

28

63

28

22

50

Bridgend

2

5

7

4

11

15

Brighton and Hove

7

9

16

15

18

33

Bristol

32

34

66

39

24

63

Bromley

14

14

28

13

8

21

Buckinghamshire

5

9

14

6

9

15

Bury

4

7

11

19

7

26

Calderdale

14

19

33

21

21

42

Cambridgeshire

9

17

26

14

17

31

Camden

10

12

22

6

12

18

Cardiff

28

26

54

39

16

55

Carmarthenshire

8

11

19

11

11

22

Ceredigion

0

1

1

0

3

3

Cheshire

14

25

39

24

34

58

Conwy and Denbighshire

8

11

19

9

14

23

Cornwall

12

10

22

7

11

18

Coventry

16

24

40

25

28

53

Croydon

24

37

61

31

22

53

Cumbria

10

24

34

32

39

71

Darlington

4

4

8

9

7

16

Derby

31

13

44

47

25

72

Derbyshire

12

11

23

48

24

72

Devon

7

8

15

10

12

22

Doncaster

13

15

28

22

24

46

Dorset

1

1

2

0

3

3

Dudley

2

19

21

22

19

41

Durham

9

13

22

14

18

32

Ealing

29

40

69

18

21

39

East Riding of Yorkshire

2

3

5

9

7

16

East Sussex

11

19

30

14

21

35

Enfield

18

25

43

13

17

30

Essex

14

32

46

37

43

80

Flintshire

4

3

7

8

8

16

Gateshead

5

9

14

11

9

20

Gloucestershire

.13

14

27

16

10

26

Greenwich

17

31

48

14

18

32

Gwynedd Mon

3

6

9

7

11

18

Hackney

39

46

85

30

29

59

Halton and Warrington

11

14

25

27

20

47

Hammersmith and Fulham

15

7

22

10

6

16

Haringey

18

19

37

18

16

34

Harrow

10

5

15

4

3

7

Hartlepool

7

8

15

1

4

5

Havering

7

18

25

10

11

21

Hertfordshire

18

26

44

21

20

41

Hillingdon

19

15

34

23

17

40

Hounslow

14

31

45

9

9

18

Islington

25

21

46

25

17

42

Kensington and Chelsea

11

9

20

5

11

16

Kent

42

61

103

55

50

105

Kingston-Upon-Hull

34

19

53

28

23

51

Kingston-Upon-Thames

7

3

10

7

5

12

Kirklees

14

12

26

48

15

63

Knowsley

11

10

21

9

10

19

Lambeth

34

36

70

41

33

74

Lancashire

40

45

85

72

47

119

Leeds

59

51

110

99

40

139

Leicester City

20

22

42

43

24

67

Leicestershire

11

15

26

12

11

23

Lewisham

33

26

59

30

22

52

Lincolnshire

7

6

13

13

14

27

Liverpool

48

34

82

62

59

121

Luton

4

6

10

10

11

21

Manchester

86

77

163

90

68

158

Medway

11

17

28

17

16

33

Merthyr Tydfil

8

3

11

26

9

35

Merton

4

7

11

17

10

27

Milton Keynes

11

10

21

12

11

23

Miscellaneous

0

1

1

0

0

0

Monmouthshire and Torfaen

1

2

3

4

3

7

Neath Port Talbot

4

4

8

4

6

10

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

19

33

52

14

11

25

Newham

34

42

76

43

20

63

Newport

7

7

14

18

5

23

Norfolk

11

15

26

36

22

58

North East Lincolnshire

13

15

28

18

17

35

North Lincolnshire

23

18

41

25

17

42

North Somerset

7

5

12

8

9

17

North Tyneside

6

6

12

18

17

35

North Yorkshire

7

16

23

15

23

38

Northamptonshire

22

26

48

31

21

52

Northumberland

8

9

17

5

6

11

Nottingham

41

50

91

60

53

113

Nottinghamshire

14

16

30

32

26

58

Oldham

16

10

26

26

12

38

Oxfordshire

20

26

46

19

15

34

Pembrokeshire

3

6

9

0

2

2

Peterborough

9

12

21

35

15

50

Plymouth

9

9

18

11

14

25

Powys

1

0

1

2

4

6

Reading

4

8

12

8

9

17

Redbridge

22

19

41

21

15

36

Rhondda Cynon Taff

10

12

22

13

20

33

Richmond-upon-Thames

3

4

7

6

2

8

Rochdale

17

19

36

31

24

55

Rotherham

13

21

34

28

23

51

Salford

12

16

28

24

28

52

Sandwell

26

17

43

26

19

45

Sefton

7

16

23

13

11

24

Sheffield

43

50

93

38

43

81

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

10

14

24

17

17

34

Slough

5

8

13

4

6

10

Solihull

9

9

18

7

5

12

Somerset

5

13

18

8

11

19

South Gloucestershire

4

4

8

6

8

14

South Tees

21

19

40

30

27

57

South Tyneside

4

8

12

6

5

11

Southend-on-Sea

9

7

16

17

15

32

Southwark

31

46

77

46

46

92

St. Helens

8

14

22

13

8

21

Staffordshire

13

13

26

21

26

47

Stockport

'5

10

15

15

17

32

Stockton-on-Tees

6

7

13

14

6

20

Stoke-on-Trent

19

14

33

21

17

38

Suffolk

13

21

34

24

33

57

Sunderland

1

3

4

11

11

22

Surrey

9

13

22

4

11

15

Sutton

3

5

8

7

6

13

Swansea

6

7

13

9

12

21

Swindon

6

5

11

6

4

10

Tameside

3

19

22

17

14

31

Thurrock

2

14

16

7

14

21

Torbay

5

2

7

5

2

7

Tower Hamlets and City of London

16

19

35

21

18

39

Trafford

14

17

31

22

20

42

Vale of Glamorgan

6

11

17

7

10

17

Wakefield

6

13

19

8

15

23

Walsall

8

15

23

20

15

35

Waltham Forest

18

21

39

22

15

37

Wandsworth

20

30

50

24

24

48

Warwickshire

5

9

14

12

12

24

Wessex

68

87

155

113

99

212

West Berkshire

1

5

6

5

2

7

West Sussex

26

29

55

26

14

40

Westminster

10

9

19

14

9

23

Wigan

4

12

16

25

18

43

Wiltshire

0

3

3

4

2

6

Windsor and Maidenhead

3

2

5

2

1

3

Wirral

17

13

30

17

14

31

Wokingham

2

4

6

5

1

6

Wolverhampton

13

11

24

19

19

38

Worcestershire and Herefordshire

14

16

30

39

24

63

Wrexham

8

14

22

17

15

32

York

6

15

21

8

14

22

Grand Total

2,255

2,683

4,938

3,232

2,727

5,959

Notes:

The following Youth Offending Teams cover more than one local authority area:

Bournemouth and Poole (Bournemouth and Poole local authorities)

Cornwall (Cornwall and Isles of Scilly local authorities)

Halton and Warrington (Halton and Warrington local authorities)

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin (Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin local authorities)

South Tees (Redcar, Cleveland and Middlesbrough local authorities)

Tower Hamlets and City of London (Tower Hamlets and City of London local authorities)

Wessex (Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth local authorities)

Worcestershire and Herefordshire (Worcestershire and Herefordshire local authorities).

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders aged (a) up to 16 and (b) 17 years of age were held in custodial institutions (i) on remand, (ii) under sentence for crimes of violence and (iii) under sentence for offences not involving violence on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (289381)

The following tables provide the requested information in respect of young people in custody on 26 June 2009.

The data have been supplied by the Youth Justice Board and have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.

Age

(a) Up to 16

(b)17

Total

(i) Young people in custody on, remand

306

329

635

(ii) Under sentence for crimes of violence

540

636

1,176

(iii) Under sentence for crimes riot involving violence

410

445

855

A table of violent offences for which young people were recorded as being held in custody under sentence on this date is as follows.

Offence group

Offence

Arson

Arson endangering life

Domestic burglary

Aggravated burglary of a dwelling

Public order

Public order offence

Riot/affray

Section 4 Public Order Act 1986

Section 3 Violent Disorder

Section 5 Public Order Act (harassment, alarm, or distress)—Racially Aggravated, (Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Section 31 (1))

Section 5 Public Order Act 1986

Racially aggravated

Common assault—racially aggravated

Racially aggravated

Section 4 Public Order Act 1968—Racially Aggravated—threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour (Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Section 31 (1)(a))

Robbery

Assault with intent to rob

Robbery

Sexual offences

Attempted rape

Buggery by a male aged 16-17 with a male aged 16 or over

Buggery by a male of female under 16

Indecent Assault on female aged 16 or over

Indecent Assault on female aged under 16

Indecent Assault on male aged 16 or over

Indecent Assault on male aged under 16

Other incest

Rape—Female

Rape—Male

Sexual offence

Unlawful sexual intercourse with female under 13

Vehicle theft/unauthorised taking

Aggravated vehicle taking

Violence against the person

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

Assault with intent to resist apprehension or assault on a person assisting a constable

Attempted murder

Causing explosion or casting corrosive fluids with intent to do grievous bodily harm

Common assault

Endangering railway passenger by placing anything on railway, taking up rail, changing points or signals

False imprisonment

Kidnapping

Making written or verbal threats to kill

Malicious wounding/grievous bodily harm

Manslaughter

Murder

Possessing firearm or imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence or resist offence

Possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause violence

Possession of an offensive weapon

Possession of firearm or imitation firearm at time of committing or being arrested for an offence under Schedule 1 of the Firearms Act 1968

Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life or injure property

Threat or conspiracy to murder

Violence against person

Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm

Non-violent offences for which young people were recorded as being held under sentence in custody on this date were as follows:

Offence group

Offence

Arson

Arson

Arson not endangering life

Breach of bail

Breach of bail

Breach of conditional discharge

Breach of conditional discharge

Breach of statutory order

Breach of ASBO

Breach of detention and training order

Breach of extended sentence

Breach of Section 91 sentence

Breach of statutory order

Criminal damage

Criminal damage

Threat to commit criminal damage

Domestic burglary

Burglary of a dwelling

Drugs

Cultivation of Cannabis

Drugs offence

Having possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply it to another

Importation/exportation of a drug controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 197

Possession of Class A drug

Possession of Class B drug

Possession of Class C drug]

Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug or being concerned in the doing of either activity by another

Fraud and forgery

Fraud

Motoring offences

Driving whilst disqualified driving with excess alcohol Interfering with motor vehicle

Non domestic burglary

Burglary of a non-dwelling

Other

Other

Perverting the course of justice

Theft and handling stolen goods

Going equipped for stealing

Handling stolen goods

Making off without payment

Theft and handling

Theft from a motor vehicle

Theft from a public place

Theft from a shop

Theft from the person

Theft in a dwelling

Vehicle theft/unauthorised taking

Allowing him/herself to be carried in a stolen car

Theft of motor vehicle

Taking without consent

Vehicle Theft