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Latest data on the overall levels of vulnerability and need among children and young people in England.

Children in prison

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  • Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (Age: 10-17, Gender: Unknown)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (Age: 10-17)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (Age: 10-17)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • 2,733

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: East Midlands, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 4,206

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: Eastern, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 8,108

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: London, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 2,845

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: North East, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 6,081

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: North West, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 4,490

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: Female, Area: South East, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 3,151

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: Male, Area: South West, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 4,500

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: West Midlands, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 4,444

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2017, Gender: All, Area: Yorkshire, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 26,681

    Youth cautions or court sentences given to children, year ending 31 March (2018, Gender: All, Area: England and Wales, Country areas)

    Children in prison
  • Monthly average number of children on remand in the secure estate (Age: 10-17)

    Children in prison
  • Monthly average number of children on remand in the secure estate (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Monthly average number of children on remand in the secure estate (Age: 10-17)

    Children in prison
  • Monthly average number of children on remand in the secure estate (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • 93

    Custodial sentences that start and end when the child is aged between 10 and 14

    Children in prison
  • Custodial sentences that start and end when the child is aged between 10 and 14

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Violence against the person (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Violence against the person (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Violence against the person (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Sexual offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Sexual offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Sexual offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Robbery (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Robbery (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Robbery (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Theft offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Theft offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Theft offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Criminal damage and arson (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Criminal damage and arson (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Criminal damage and arson (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Drug offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Drug offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Drug offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Possession of weapons (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Possession of weapons (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Possession of weapons (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Public order offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Public order offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Public order offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Misc. crimes against society (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Misc. crimes against society (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Misc. crimes against society (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Fraud offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Fraud offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Fraud offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Total indictable offences (Gender: All)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Total indictable offences (Gender: Female)

    Children in prison
  • Children found guilty at all courts - Total indictable offences (Gender: Male)

    Children in prison
  • Children given a youth caution

    Children in prison
  • Children who have been held on remand and then acquitted

    Children in prison
  • Children who have been held on remand then given a custodial sentence

    Children in prison
  • Total number of children given a non-custodial sentence after being remanded in custody

    Children in prison
  • Children who have been held on remand then given a community sentence

    Children in prison
  • Children who have been held on remand and then given a non-custodial sentence other than community service

    Children in prison
  • Number of custodial sentences ending

    Children in prison
  • 2,221

    Number of custodial sentences ending

    Children in prison
  • area value
    Eastern 178
    Wales 125

    Number of custodial sentences ending (2017, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • Number of custodial sentences ending (2018, GOR areas)

    Children in prison
  • Number of custodial sentences ending (Area: England and Wales, Country areas)

    Children in prison
  • Number of custodial sentences ending (Gender: All, Area: England, Country areas)

    Children in prison
  • Number of custodial sentences ending (Gender: All, YOT region areas)

    Children in prison
  • 16

    Custodial episodes ending with release to a mental health unit

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes ending with release to a mental health unit

    Children in prison
  • 2,013

    Custodial episodes ending with release to community

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes ending with release to community

    Children in prison
  • 318

    Custodial episodes ending with transition to over 18 estate

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes ending with transition to over 18 estate

    Children in prison
  • 147

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged between 10 and 17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged between 10 and 17

    Children in prison
  • Proven offences by children and young people

    Children in prison
  • 70,349

    Proven offences by children and young people

    Children in prison
  • Children given a community sentence

    Children in prison
  • Children given a community sentence

    Children in prison
  • Children given a fine

    Children in prison
  • Children given a fine

    Children in prison
  • Children given an immediate custodial sentence

    Children in prison
  • Children given an immediate custodial sentence

    Children in prison
  • Children given other sentences

    Children in prison
  • Children given other sentences

    Children in prison
  • Total number of children given a sentence

    Children in prison
  • Total number of children given a sentence

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions given to children for indictable offences (excluding motoring offences)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions given to children for summary offences (excluding motoring offences)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions given to children for all offences (excluding motoring offences)

    Children in prison
  • Youth cautions given to children for all offences (excluding motoring offences)

    Children in prison
  • Knife and offensive weapon offences resulting in a caution or conviction

    Children in prison
  • Knife and offensive weapon offences resulting in a caution or conviction

    Children in prison
  • Knife and offensive weapon offences - possession

    Children in prison
  • 4,330

    Knife and offensive weapon offences - possession

    Children in prison
  • Knife and offensive weapon offences - threatening with

    Children in prison
  • 40

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end at age 15

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end at age 15

    Children in prison
  • 232

    Custodial episodes that start and end when the child is 15

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start and end when the child is 15

    Children in prison
  • 393

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and end aged 15-17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and end aged 15-17

    Children in prison
  • 5

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • 127

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • 395

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 16

    Children in prison
  • 715

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 16-17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 16-17

    Children in prison
  • 9

    Custodial episodes that when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged 17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that when the child is aged 10-14 and end aged 17

    Children in prison
  • 34

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and ends aged 17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 15 and ends aged 17

    Children in prison
  • 320

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 16 and end aged 17

    Children in prison
  • 1,092

    Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 17 and end aged 17

    Children in prison
  • Custodial episodes that start when the child is aged 17 and end aged 17

    Children in prison

Other groups in this category


  • Children excluded from school

    Children who are permanently excluded from school (2016, GOR areas)
    +11 Other statistics View data
  • Children in alternative education

    40,694
    Children in local authority alternative provision or pupil referral units (2019)
    +22 Other statistics View data
  • Children involved in gangs

    29,000
    Children aged between 10 and 17 who are members of a street gang (2018)
    +10 Other statistics View data
  • Children missing from mainstream education

    49,187
    Children reported as missing education during the year
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Children not in education, employment or training

    Young people not in education, employment or training - quarterly
    +8 Other statistics View data
  • Children who are bullied

    805,738
    Children who have been bullied in the last 12 months (aged 12 -17)
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Missing children

    55,807
    Children reported missing during the year
    +29 Other statistics View data

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