National Statistics: Youth Justice statistics: 2015 to 2016

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These statistics concentrate on the flow of young people (aged 10-17) through the Youth Justice System in England and Wales. The data described comes from various sources including the Home Office (HO), Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) and youth secure estate providers. The report is produced by the Analysis team and the Information team in the Youth Justice Board (YJB) under the direction of the Chief Statistician in MOJ.

Details of the number of young people arrested are provided along with proven offences, criminal history, characteristics of young people, details of the number of young people sentenced, those on remand, those in custody, reoffending and behaviour management.

The report and executive summary are published, along with supplementary tables for each chapter and some regional information.

Pre-release access

Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons (reflecting the cross-departmental responsibility for juvenile crime and reoffending):


Secretary of State, Minister of State, Permanent Secretary, Director of Criminal Policy Group, Head of Joint Youth Justice Unit, Programme Director Youth Justice Analysis, Chief Statistician and the relevant special adviser, policy officer and press officer

Home Office

Minister of State, and press officer


Chair of the YJB, Head of YJB, Director of Operations, Director of Partnerships and Performance, Head of YJB Wales, Head of YJB Communications and the relevant policy officer and press officer

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