HC Deb 09 March 1982 vol 19 c361W
Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children appeared in juvenile courts in England in connection with a criminal offence in the last year for which figures are available; what percentage this figure represents of the 9 to 16-yearold population; and how many children were officially cautioned by senior police officers without them appearing in a juvenile court.

Mr. Mayhew

The information readily available relates to England and Wales. A total of 139,465 persons aged 10 and under 17 were proceeded against in 1980. This number was approximately 2.5 per cent. of the population of England and Wales in that age group. The number of offenders aged 10 and under 17 cautioned by the police in 1980 was 104,423.

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