HC Deb 13 March 1997 vol 292 c279W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the percentage change in the number of crimes committed by youths in the past 10 years. [19822]

Mr. Maclean

Information available is given in the table.

Number and percentage change of known offenders (those cautioned or convicted at all courts) aged 10 to under 18 by type of offence, 1985 and 1995
England and Wales Thousands
Type of offence 1985 1995 Percentage change
Indictable 213.3 132.8 -38
Summary (excluding motoring) 50.0 46.2 -9
All offences (excluding summary motoring) 256.2 179.1 -32

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