§ Mr. Bowis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will give the most recent juvenile crime figures for(a) England and Wales, (b) inner London, (c) outer London, (d) Birmingham, (e) Greater Manchester, (f) Sheffield, (g) Liverpool, (h) Leeds and (i) Bradford; and if he will give them as a total for each area, as percentage of total crimes committed in each area and the number of such crimes committed per head of population in each area;
(2) if he will give the most recent figures for violent and non-violent crimes committed by juveniles for (a) England and Wales, (b) inner London and (c) outer London.
§ Mr. John Patten
The readily available information is given in the following tables:
Table 1 Persons aged 10 and under 17 found guilty at all courts or cautioned for indictable offences in selected police force areas England and Wales Numbers and percentages Police force area Number of offenders aged 10–16 found guilty or cautioned Known offenders aged 10–16 as a percentage of all known offenders Known offenders aged 10–16 per 100 population Greater Manchester 10,918 31 4.3 Merseyside 4,426 26 3.1 Metropolitan Police 14,187 17 2.3 South Yorkshire 4,791 29 3.9 West Yorkshire 10,885 33 4.2 West Yorkshire 8,475 32 4.2 England and Wales 141,514 27 3.0
Table 2 Persons aged 10 and under 17 found guilty at all courts or cautioned for indictable offences by type of offence England and Wales 1986 Number of Persons Police force area All indictable offences Offences of violence1 Other indictable offences Metropolitan Police 14,187 1,340 12,847 England and Wales 141,514 12,253 129,261 1 Comprises violence against the person, sexual offences and robbery.