Official Statistics

Youth justice annual statistics: 2009 to 2010

Statistical notice: additional statistics on prisoners and youth justice.


Workload tables

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These statistics concentrate on the flow of young people (aged 10-17) through the Youth Justice System in England and Wales. The data described come from various sources including the Home Office (HO), Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and youth secure estate providers. The report is produced by the Analysis team and the Information team in the Youth Justice Board (YJB) under the direction of the Chief Statistician in the MOJ.

Details of the number of young people arrested are provided along with proven offences, criminal history, characteristics of young people, details of the number of young people sentenced, those on remand, those in custody, reoffending and behaviour management.

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

Pre-release access

Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons (reflecting the cross-departmental responsibility for juvenile crime and reoffending):

Ministry of Justice:

Secretary of State, Minister of State, Permanent Secretary, Director of Criminal Policy Group, Head of Joint Youth Justice Unit, Programme Director Youth Justice Analysis, Chief Statistician and the relevant special adviser, policy officer and press officer.

Home Office:

Minister of State, and press officer.

Youth Justice Board (YJB):

Chair of the YJB, Head of YJB, Head of YJB Strategy, Head of YJB Performance, Head of YJB Communications, Head of YJB Secure Estate and the relevant policy officer and press officer.

Management information for youth justice statistics

Management information is provided on re-offending measures by sector and by Youth Offending Team. This data should not be used to compare one area with another (as the characteristics of young people will vary by sector and area) or from one quarter to another.

Published 20 January 2011