§ Mr. McKENNA
The number of young persons—that is, persons between fourteen and sixteen years of age—convicted summarily and on indictment was 2,146 in 1910, 1,976 in 1911, and 2,267 in 1912. These figures do not include young persons convicted summarily of non-indictable offences in pursuance of a summons, in regard to whom no age statistics are available. The total numbers of young persons received into prison under sentence were 51, 21, and 40. The numbers placed on probation were 1,868, 1,722, and 2,071; I have no information as to how many of these broke their recognisances.