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Youth Custody: Ethnic Groups

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL4357, tabled on 24 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion, of incidents of the use of force in the children’s custodial estate were recorded in each of the last 10 years by the child’s ethnicity.

Answered on

8 December 2021

Data on the use of force on children in the youth custodial estate is included in the aggregated annually published “Youth Justice Statistics” report which form part of the Youth justice statistics series.

Table 8.6 in the supplementary tables of the 2019 to 2020 edition, published this January, gives data on Incidents of Restrictive Physical Intervention (RPI) sorted by ethnicity age and gender for years ending March between 2015 and 2020. The same table in the 2017 to 2018 edition covers the period from 2012 to 2018. The 2020 to 2021 edition is due to be published on 27 January 2022 and will include data for the year ending March 2021.