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NCJ Number: 157214 Find in a Library
Title: NACRO (National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) Youth Crime Section: Factsheet; Facts About Young Offenders in 1993
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: These 1993 data on young offenders (aged 10-20) in England and Wales focus on crime rates, crime characteristics, cautioning, sentencing, and custodial sentencing by area.
Abstract: In 1993, 129,500 offenders aged 10-17 were cautioned or found guilty of indictable offenses; 100,200 were male, and 29,300 were female. This compares with 204,600 10-17-year-old offenders cautioned or found guilty in 1983, a 37-percent decrease. This is only partly accounted for by the decline in the juvenile population. Young adults (aged 18-20) known to have committed indictable offenses in 1993 was 90,500; of these 77,500 were male, and 13,000 were female; this compares with 98,800 in 1983, an 8-percent decrease. For male juveniles aged 10-13 found guilty or cautioned for indictable offenses, 61 percent had committed theft or the handling of stolen goods; 18 percent had committed burglary; 9 percent committed violence against the person; 6 percent committed criminal damage; 2 percent, robbery; 1 percent, sexual offenses; and 1 percent, other offenses. For males aged 14-17, 48 percent committed theft; 18 percent, burglary; 13 percent, violence against persons; 8 percent, drug offenses; 3 percent, criminal damage; 2 percent, sexual offenses; 2 percent, robbery; less than 1 percent, motor offenses; and 4 percent, other offenses. Other data show a breakdown in sentencing by males and females for the age groups of 10-13, 14- 17, and 18-20. Custodial sentencing by area is also shown for the age groups. 10 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; England; Offense statistics; Sentencing/Sanctions; Wales; Youthful offenders
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