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 Information and Analysis 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, 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 children committing crime and reoffending):
Secretary of State, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Victims, Youth and Family Justice, Permanent Secretary, Chief Statistician, Director General of Offender and Youth Justice Policy, Director of Data and Analysis, Deputy Director of Youth Justice Policy, Head of Youth Custody Policy, Head of Courts and Sentencing, Head of Youth Justice Analysis and the relevant special advisers, private secretaries, statisticians and press officers
Director General of HMPPS, Executive Director of the Youth Custody Service, Head of Briefing, Governance and Communications at the Youth Custody Service, and Head of Information Team at the 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
Chair, Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Evidence and Technology, and the relevant statisticians and communication officers