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Young Offenders: Females

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many females under 18 years were in custody (a) on remand and (b) after sentence in each month in each of the last three years. (308237)

The following table gives the numbers of females aged under 18 years in custody in all prison establishments (a) on remand and (b) under sentence in England and Wales in each month between June 2006 and June 2009:

On remand

Under sentence

Total

2009

June

12

42

54

May

15

44

59

April

10

37

47

March

13

34

47

February

12

34

46

January

15

36

51

2008

December

15

40

55

November

18

50

68

October

13

59

72

September

17

56

73

August

16

48

64

July

17

53

70

June

14

57

71

May

13

56

69

April

17

50

67

March

14

44

58

February

22

43

65

January

20

43

63

2007

December

15

45

60

November

20

44

64

October

19

50

69

September

15

53

68

August

21

58

79

July

18

60

78

June

19

56

75

May

23

58

81

April

18

43

61

March

17

55

72

February

21

50

71

January

24

42

66

2006

December

16

42

58

November

16

50

66

October

19

49

68

September

21

49

70

August

29

48

77

July

21

46

67

June

19

50

69

This information is available from the Ministry of Justice monthly briefing at the following website:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/populationincustody.htm

The following table shows numbers of females aged under 18 years in custody at the end of each month since October 2006 in Secure Children's Homes and Secure Training Centres in England and Wales.

On Remand

Under sentence

Total

2009

October

12

83

95

September

11

79

90

August

13

100

113

July

16

96

112

June

12

99

111

May

16

86

102

April

16

95

111

March

20

96

116

February

14

94

108

January

18

102

120

2008

December

15

86

101

November

20

110

130

October

14

112

126

September

11

98

109

August

19

109

128

July

22

113

135

June

14

131

145

May

22

113

135

April

35

101

136

March

24

108

132

February

23

104

127

January

20

99

119

2007

December

17

126

143

November

19

133

152

October

19

135

154

September

16

144

160

August

16

149

165

July

23

138

161

June

15

128

143

May

18

108

126

April

16

112

128

March

17

121

138

February

26

111

137

January

18

111

129

2006

December

14

115

129

November

19

114

133

October

13

105

118

These figures 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.