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House of Commons Hansard
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09 March 2010
Volume 507
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 925W, on crime convictions, how many of the convictions in Table 6 placed in the Library, relating to fraud and forgery in Greater London and England and Wales, were of offenders aged (a) 10 or 11, (b) from 12 to 14, (c) from 15 to 17, (d) from 18 to 20 and (e) 21 years old and more. [321303]

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The available information from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) is given in the following tables.

Number of defendants found guilty at all courts for fraud and forgery by age group in Greater London and England and Wales, from 1997 to 20081, 2

Greater London3

Number of offenders

Age group

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

10 to 11

1

1

5

1

12 to 14

13

10

16

13

7

13

8

13

6

12

25

6

15 to 17

110

115

153

144

211

194

161

130

115

75

94

93

18 to 20

336

367

425

453

452

463

414

399

359

262

272

289

21 and over

2,686

3,007

2,789

2,728

2,417

2,838

3,122

3,233

3,220

3,331

4,297

4,107

Total

3,145

3,499

3,384

3,338

3,087

3,509

3,705

3,775

3,700

3,680

4,693

4,496

England and Wales

Number of offenders

Age group

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

20084

10 to 11

6

3

2

6

1

1

4

2

6

3

12 to 14

82

91

86

92

78

98

78

83

70

62

87

47

15 to 17

724

872

988

922

933

842

732

678

614

537

583

469

18 to 20

2,171

2,495

2,866

2,638

2,584

2,331

2,146

1,977

1,785

1,444

1,435

1,409

21 and over

14,030

16,299

16,360

15,573

14,686

14,867

15,064

15,405

15,981

16,145

17,824

17,895

Total

17,007

19,757

20,306

19,228

18,283

18,144

18,021

18,144

18,454

18,190

19,935

19,823

1 The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

3 Includes Metropolitan and City of London police force areas.

4 Excludes convictions for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.