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Youth Custody

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL17392, tabled on 23 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children aged between 10 and 14 years old were held in youth custody in each month in the last five years.

Answered on

2 August 2019

Custody should always be a last resort for children. Statistics on the numbers of children aged between 10 and 14 held in Youth Custody are published regularly as part of the Youth Custody data series and can be found at the following link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-custody-data

The table below shows the number children aged between 10 and 14 years old were held in youth custody in each month in the last five years. It should be noted that the data from 2018/19 onwards is currently provisional.

Year

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

2014/15

51

51

51

47

37

39

44

45

46

45

34

44

2015/16

50

49

47

42

34

40

46

43

33

31

26

33

2016/17

38

34

33

38

35

36

39

31

37

40

42

42

2017/18

39

36

39

45

43

43

52

50

43

36

43

47

2018/19

48

47

41

37

42

43

39

40

43

37

37

38

2019/20

38

36