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House of Commons Hansard
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23 March 2010
Volume 508
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19. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of youth offending. [323403]

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We have made excellent progress in the last 12 years. The national statistics published last week show that the frequency rate of juvenile reoffending has fallen, with a 24.8 per cent. reduction between 2000 and 2008.

This is in addition to a 12.2 per cent. fall in the number of young people entering the criminal justice system between 2000-01 and 2008-09.