Publication of YJA Provisional Workload Statistics April - September 2012 ( 6/03/2013)The Youth Justice Agency today published Statistical Bulletin 4/2012 ‘Youth Justice Agency Provisional Workload Statistics April - December 2012'.
The report provides descriptive analysis of trends on a range of young person demographics, including some Section 75 and care information. Quarterly statistics may be subject to minor adjustment due to ongoing operational data revisions. Such revisions will be included in future quarterly releases and a final end-of-year publication.
Please note that statistics relating to Youth Justice Services supervised caseload have been removed from this bulletin due to the requirement for further validation to be carried out on the database. This information will be included in the Annual Workload Statistics Bulletin due to be published in Summer 2013. If you require any further information please contact YJA Statistics and Research Branch on 028 9031 6444.
The key statistical findings from this bulletin are:
- The total number of statutory orders received by the YJA was 996. Half (50%) of these were diversionary youth conference plans and a further 40% were court ordered youth conference orders.
- The total average daily population of the Juvenile Justice Centre (JJC) between April and December 2012 was 29 young people. Almost three-fifths (59%) of the average population comprised of young people on remand.
- Initial admissions, that is new admissions into the JJC, totalled 301. Admissions under PACE accounted for 56% of initial admissions, and 46% of initial admissions involved young people aged 17. Just under one-fifth (19%) of initial admissions were subject to a care order with a further 13% being voluntary accommodated in the care system.
- There were 409 total admissions to the JJC. Of these, 46% were on remand and a further 41% under PACE. Those aged 17 made up 48% of the total and 33% of the total were either on a care order or voluntary accommodated in the care system.
- During April to December 2012 there were 50 young people sentenced to custody in the JJC, 31 (62%) being aged 17.
- There were 1,245 youth conference referrals, 633 (51%) of which were diversionary referrals and 527 (42%) court ordered. Just under two-fifths (38%) of referrals were for those aged 17 years.
- The total number of youth conference plans approved was 902, 55% of which were diversionary youth conference plans.
- Between April and December 2012, 44 community based orders were made; 24 Community Responsibility Orders and 20 Attendance Centre Orders.
The bulletin is available for download (in pdf format) from the Publications section of this website.
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