Restrictive physical interventions involving young people in custody
1. Main facts and figures
- in the year ending March 2019, the rate of restrictive physical interventions (when a young person’s movement or mobility is restricted by staff) for both the White and Other than White ethnic groups reached its highest point in the 9 years covered by this data
- in the year ending March 2019, there was a higher rate of restrictive physical interventions among White young people in custody compared with young people from all other ethnic groups combined
- in 7 out of 9 years between April 2010 and March 2019, the rate of restrictive physical interventions for White young people was lower than for young people from all other ethnic groups combined
The ethnic categories used in this data
The number of young people involved in restrictive physical interventions was too small to make reliable generalisations about specific ethnic categories.
Because of this, we show data for 2 ethnic groups:
- White – White ethnic groups (including White British and White ethnic minorities)
- Other – all other ethnic minorities
2. By ethnicity
|White||Other than White|
|Time||White Rate per 100 young people per month||White Average number per month||Other than White Rate per 100 young people per month||Other than White Average number per month|
Summary of Restrictive physical interventions involving young people in custody By ethnicity Summary
Young people in custody report their own ethnicity which staff then record.
The number of young people in custody is counted at the start of each month. Figures also include new admissions during the month. Averages are taken across a 12-month period.
Average numbers of interventions and rates per 100 have been rounded to 1 decimal point. All calculations have been made using unrounded figures.
See the Youth justice statistics for 2018 to 2019 for unrounded figures and the percentages calculated from them.
Further technical information
Figures published before the release of the 2018 to 2019 youth justice statistics may have been revised since their original publication.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Ministry of Justice
Purpose of data source
The data is used by the government to develop, monitor and evaluate criminal justice policy for young offenders in England and Wales.
5. Download the data
This file contains the following: measure, ethnicity, year, value, numerator, denominator