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Community Resolutions (4566_14)


1. How many Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions has your force recorded for young people (under 18) in 2012-13 and year to date 2013-14?

2. For each year, please provide a breakdown of the crimes for which the Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions were recorded i.e. 12 criminal damage, 24 theft.

3. In total how many young people have been arrested by your force in 2012-13 and year to date 2013-14?

4. And how many young people have been charged with offences by your force over the same period, i.e. not dealt with by way of Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions?

In case this is unclear, Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions are now included as a crime outcome under Home Office counting rules.

In several areas most offences of crime, anti-social behaviour and disorder committed by under-18s who are first-time offenders are now resolved by Restorative Intervention – see and

So the questions I am asking are to establish how many young people have been arrested in total, and out of this total how many were dealt with by prosecution and how many by Restorative Interventions/Community Resolutions.


Please find attached (4566_attachment_01.pdf).

Please Note, in general we would not arrest for offences where the outcome was a Community Resolution. Therefore data for questions 1 and 2 have been extracted from our Crime Recording System and from our Arrests Database for questions 3 and 4.

Data for questions 1 and 2 is for the period 01 April 2012 to 16 January 2014 and is correct as at 14 March 2014.

Data for questions 3 and 4 is for the period 01 April 2012 to 16 January 2014 and is correct as at 18 February 2014.

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.