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Custodial Treatment: Young Offenders

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many custodial sentences have been imposed on young offenders in each youth offending team area in each of the last six months. (317526)

The available information is shown in the following table. Data for the last six months are not available—data for each month of 2008 are supplied in lieu. Data for 2009 will be available when Sentencing Statistics 2009 is published in the autumn.

Data by region held on the courts proceedings database does not match exactly to Youth Offending Team areas which are based on local authority areas.

The criminal justice areas that make up each region are shown in the table.

Young offenders1 sentenced to custody by region2

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

East Midlands

52

39

43

36

42

34

29

30

37

46

43

24

East of England

33

38

25

38

35

39

43

28

35

34

61

38

London

84

109

72

96

105

94

107

95

92

89

62

73

North East

22

24

26

21

23

12

22

24

12

18

14

12

North West

85

86

90

100

77

65

88

66

87

85

61

57

South East

46

32

39

44

49

38

44

46

48

39

35

50

South West

16

14

17

20

22

22

15

26

20

18

23

25

Wales

27

23

25

27

31

33

21

20

21

29

17

20

West Midlands

58

47

47

65

59

63

27

47

49

61

43

45

Yorkshire and Humberside

57

56

58

87

50

54

63

45

58

58

56

46

Total

480

468

442

534

493

454

459

427

459

477

415

390

1 Young offenders are those aged under 18 at the point of sentence. 2 Data by region held on the courts proceedings database does not match exactly to Youth Offending Team areas. The following Criminal Justice Areas are contained within each region: East Midlands Derbyshire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire East of England Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire Norfolk Suffolk LondonLondon North East Cleveland Durham Northumbria North West Cheshire Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside South East Hampshire Kent Surrey Sussex Thames Valley South West Avon and Somerset Devon and Cornwall Dorset Gloucestershire Wiltshire Wales Dyfed-Powys Gwent North Wales South Wales West Midlands Staffordshire Warwickshire West Mercia West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside Humberside North Yorkshire South Yorkshire West Yorkshire Note: 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.

Source: Justice Statistics—Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice Ref: PQ(JSAS)317526 17/02/2010.