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Sentencing: Young Offenders

Volume 501: debated on Thursday 26 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years old received a (i) community rehabilitation order, (ii) supervision order, (iii) community punishment order, (iv) attendance centre order, (v) curfew order, (vi) reparation order, (vii) action plan order and (viii) referral order in the most recent year for which figures are available. (301320)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Persons sentenced to community sentences by age and type of sentence, 2007: England and Wales

Number of persons

Under 18

18

Community Rehabilitation Order

1,851

169

Supervision Order

11,952

1

Community Punishment Order

1,915

101

Attendance Centre Order

3,199

139

Curfew Order

4,690

200

Reparation Order

4,055

1

Action Plan Order

4,865

1

Referral Order

32,142

1

1 Not applicable. These orders can only be given to those aged under 18.

Notes:

1. 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.

2. Totals for 18-year-olds will not include any offenders aged 18 whose age was not recorded in court IT systems.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

These data have been taken from the Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings database. These data are presented on the principal offence basis: where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed; where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.