Official Statistics

Exploratory analysis of the youth secure estate by BAME groups

Commissioned by the Lammy Review, this analysis explores outcomes for black and other minority ethnic (BAME) group 10 to 17 year olds in the youth secure custodial estate.


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The aim of this report is to explore further the possible factors that may explain why there is a high proportion of young black people in youth custody. It concentrates on the throughput of cases in the youth justice system, the offences committed by and sentences given to young people, and their key characteristics; including identified risk factors and information on their educational background. The analysis focuses on young black people but comparisons are made throughout the report to other black and other minority ethnic (BAME) groups and to those from white ethnic backgrounds.

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Ministry of Justice

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice; Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Youth Justice, Victims, Female Offenders and Offender Heath. Permanent Secretary; Chief Financial Officer; Director General - Offender Reform and Commissioning Group; Director of Analytical Services; Director - Prison Reform Policy; Director-Offender and Youth Justice Policy; Deputy Director- Foreign National Offender Policy and Lammy Review; Head of Lammy Review; Lammy Review- Policy Fellow; Deputy Directors -Youth Justice Policy; Deputy Director - Youth Justice Reform Programme; Director of Communications; Chief Press Officers; Senior Press Officer; Economic Advisor to the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor; Assistant Private Secretary to Dr Phillip Lee; Deputy Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.


Chief Statistician (Department for Education); Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board.

Published 1 September 2017