Under 10 Crimes (664/15)

Request

I would like to receive information relating to alleged crimes committed by children aged under 10 in each of the following calendar years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

 

  1. Please state the total number of alleged crimes committed by children aged under 10 in each of the 5 calendar years above.

 

  1. For each individual in each year please show:

 

  1. a) the nature of the alleged crime (e.g. arson, criminal damage)

 

  1. b) the age of the offender

 

  1. c) the gender of the offender

Response

. 1. Please state the total number of alleged crimes committed by children aged under 10 in each of the 5 calendar years above.

Row Labels Count of Crime Number
2010 87
2011 92
2012 118
2013 122
2014 125
Grand Total 544

 

 

  1. For each individual in each year please show:

 

  1. a) the nature of the alleged crime (e.g. arson, criminal damage)

 

 

Row Labels 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Grand Total
ARSON AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE 24 36 30 22 26 138
BURGLARY 3 3 1 7
DRUGS OFFENCES 2 3 1 6
MISC. CRIMES AGAINST SOCIETY 2 2
POSSESSION OF WEAPONS 2 2 4
PUBLIC ORDER OFFENCES 10 3 12 6 9 40
ROBBERY 1 2 1 4
SEXUAL OFFENCES 15 24 39 55 48 181
THEFT 4 7 8 10 2 31
VEHICLE OFFENCES 2 1 2 5
VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PERSON 31 16 22 24 33 126
Grand Total 87 92 118 122 125 544

 

 

  1. b) the age of the offender

 

Row Labels 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Grand Total
-3 1 1 2
-2 1 1
-1 1 3 3 7
0 2 2 1 1 7 13
1 2 1 3
2 1 3 1 1 6
3 1 1 1 3
4 3 2 5 3 8 21
5 3 3 6 4 8 24
6 5 12 12 8 9 46
7 8 16 11 23 12 70
8 26 19 29 35 40 149
9 46 49 56 49 48 248
Grand Total 94 104 127 129 139 593

 

Please note that there are more alleged offenders than alleged crimes.

 

There is an obvious data quality issue when the age of the offender has been recorded incorrectly in some cases. The information provided above is as it is recorded on our system.

 

  1. c) the gender of the offender

 

Row Labels 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Grand Total
Female 6 16 13 22 16 73
Male 88 83 111 104 120 506
Unknown 5 3 3 3 14
Grand Total 94 104 127 129 139 593

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

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