Youth justice statistics

Youth justice statistics.

Annual statistics concentrate on the flow of young people (aged 10-17) through the Youth Justice System in England and Wales.

Details of all the administrative databases and bespoke collections used for youth justice statistics can be found in a guide to youth justice statistics. This contains further information on the data sources, methodologies, data quality and terminology

For the 2018 to 2019 publication, assaults data for Young Offender Institutions will be drawn from a new data source (NOMIS’ Incident Reporting System (IRS)) compared to previous publications. This change in data source and counting rules will improve the accuracy of the data presented but will result in a break in time series and mean that for the 2018 to 2019 publication the information cannot be aggregated to provide a total across the whole youth secure estate.

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Guide to youth justice statistics

General statistics

Annual statistics

The report and executive summary are published, along with supplementary tables for each chapter and some regional information.

Published 11 October 2013
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Youth Justice statistics: 2017 to 2018 added

  2. New statistics added for 2016 to 2017

  3. New statistics added for 2013 to 2014

  4. Moved annual statistics here from another page

  5. First published.