The proportion of 10-17 year olds receiving their first warning, caution or conviction in Hackney is very similar to the London and England average, and lower than many of its statistical peers (Figure 12). Mirroring national and regional trends, this proportion fell by more than half between 2010 and 2014 (Figure 13).

Comparable data are not published for the City of London due to the small numbers involved.

Figure 12: 10-17 year olds receiving first warning, caution or conviction per 100,000 10-17 year olds (2014)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

Figure 13: 10-17 year olds receiving first warning, caution or conviction per 100,000 10-17 year olds (2010-2014)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

Similarly, significant reductions are observed in the proportion of 10-18 year olds being supervised by a youth offending team in Hackney, with Hackney now at similar levels to London and England (Figure 15) and lower than most of its statistical peers   (Figure 14).

Not only has the falling number of first-time entrants to the youth justice system contributed to a reduction in the numbers supervised by the youth offending team, the number of young people who reoffend has also substantially reduced, from 157 to 54 between 2012/13 and 2014/15. 2

Figure 14: 10-18 year olds supervised by youth offending team per 1,000 10-18 year olds (2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool Note: Due to area boundaries, some City of London data include young people from Tower Hamlets.

 

Figure 15: 10-18 year olds supervised by youth offending team per 1,000 10-18 year olds (2010/11-2013/14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

References

  1. “Youth Justice Plan,” Safer Young Hackney Board – London Borough of Hackney, 2015/16
  2. “Youth Justice Plan,” Safer Young Hackney Board – London Borough of Hackney, 2015/16