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An estimate of youth crime in England and Wales, 2009-10

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An estimate of youth crime in England and Wales, 2009-10

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An estimate of youth crime in England and Wales, 2009-10

  1. 1. An estimate of youth crime in England and Wales: Police recorded crime committed by young people in 2009/10
  2. 2. % proven offences by offence type, PNC 2009/10
  3. 3. Proportion of drug offences committed by young people under the age of 18 years
  4. 4. Proportion of proven drug offences by gender • Young men are 13 times more likely to have a proven drug offence than young women. – Over 17,000 young men and 1,200 young women between the ages of 10 and 17 years had a proven drug offence in 2009/10
  5. 5. Alcohol fuelled violence • An estimated* 32,000 violent offences were committed by young people under the age of 18 years where alcohol was a factor. * “The link between alcohol and violence is well known, with almost half of violent crimes being alcohol-related.” Putting Victims First More Effective Responses To Anti-Social Behaviour, Home Office (May 2012)

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