These statistics concentrate on the flow of children (aged 10-17) through the Youth Justice System in England and Wales. The data described comes from various sources including the Home Office (HO), Youth Custody Service (YCS), Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and youth secure estate providers. The report is produced by the Analysis and Information Team in the Youth Justice Board (YJB) under the direction of the Chief Statistician in MOJ.
Details of the number of children arrested are provided along with proven offences, criminal history, characteristics of children and young people, details of the number of children sentenced, those on remand, those in custody, reoffending and behaviour management.
The report is published, along with supplementary tables for each chapter, additional annexes, local level data, including in an open and accessible format, an infographic and local level maps.
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, Chief Statistician, Director General of Offender and Youth Justice Police, Director of Data and Analysis, Director of Youth Justice Policy and Commissioning, and the relevant special advisers, statisticians, policy officers and press officers
Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
Director General of HMPPS, Head of Performance Management Youth Custody Service and Head of Briefing and Operational Policy, Youth Custody Service
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service and Minister for London, and Head of Serious Youth Violence Unit
Youth Justice Board
Chair of the YJB, CEO of the YJB, Chief Operating Officer, and the relevant statisticians and communication officers