The Use of Custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Figure 1 shows the rate of youth (per 1,000 of the youth population aged 12-17) who were taken to court, found guilty or transferred, sent to custody from 1991/2 to 2003/04.

(Note: for the purposes of this text file, estimates have been made of amounts shown, except for years 2002/03 and 2003/04, for which actual rates are shown.)

  • 1991/92 Taken to court 46.5; guilty/transferred 28.0; custody 7.5
  • 1992/93 Taken to court 44.0; guilty/transferred 27.5; custody 7.6
  • 1993/94 Taken to court 43.5; guilty/transferred 27.0; custody 7.8
  • 1994/95 Taken to court 40.5; guilty/transferred 25.5; custody 7.8
  • 1995/96 Taken to court 40.0; guilty/transferred 24.5; custody 7.7
  • 1996/97 Taken to court 39.5; guilty/transferred 25.0; custody 7.7
  • 1997/98 Taken to court 40.0; guilty/transferred 25.0; custody 7.8
  • 1998/99 Taken to court 38.0; guilty/transferred 24.5; custody 7.5
  • 1999/00 Taken to court 35.5; guilty/transferred 23.0; custody 6.8
  • 2000/01 Taken to court 35.5; guilty/transferred 22.0; custody 6.5
  • 2001/02 Taken to court 34.5; guilty/transferred 21.0; custody 6.0
  • 2002/03 Taken to court 33.8; guilty/transferred 20.16; custody 5.64
  • 2003/04 Taken to court 27.8; guilty/transferred 16.87; custody 3.78
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