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House of Commons Hansard
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25 November 2009
Volume 501

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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children aged between (a) 10 and 14 and (b) 15 and 17 years were in custody on (i) the latest date for which figures are available and (ii) the equivalent date in each of the last five years. [300253]

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The following tables show how many children and young people aged between (a) 10 and 14 and (b) 15 and 17 years were in custody on (i) 2 October 2009, and (ii) 2 October in each of the last five years.

The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board and are drawn from administrative computer systems. As with any large scale recording system, the data are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and may be subject to change over time.

(i) Young people in custody by age group as of 2 October 2009

Number

(a) 10 to 14

137

(b) 15 to 17

2,419

Total

2,556

(ii) Young people in custody by age group

As of 2 October each year

Age group

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

(a) 10 to 14

159

186

221

226

206

(b) 15 to 17

2,755

2,797

2,832

2,779

2,576

Total

2,914

2,983

3,053

3,005

2,782